Views of Notre Dame and Paris in 1920

Notre Dame is in the news these days, what with the devastating fire this week. it is such an icon that it is hard to imagine Paris without it; Victor Hugo evidently thought so when he wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1831. That novel shamed the King of France to order its restoration in 1844. And here we are again.

Flashbak offers a series of photographs taken in 1920 of Notre Dame and environs that is stunning even today. Have a look at one of mankind's most enduring achievements back in the days when it was safe to walk around Paris at night.

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