In his poem Is 5, e e cummings wrote about the romantic effect of the Notre Dame Cathedral:

Henri Matisse Notre-Dame, une fin d'après-midi 1902
Henri Matisse
Notre-Dame, une fin d’après-midi 1902

 Paris; this April sunset completely utters

   utters serenely silently a cathedral

 before whose upward lean magnificent face

   the street turn young with rain.


Notre Dame Cathedral, 1900
Notre Dame Cathedral, 1900

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