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Apr 15, 2019 - 12:05:31 PM
2445 posts since 2/16/2017

This is incredibly sad.
 

 

Apr 15, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Mooooo

USA

6803 posts since 8/20/2016

Wow, that is horrible. I wasn't aware it was on fire. Mon Dieu. I wonder how it started.

Edited by - Mooooo on 04/15/2019 13:04:02

Apr 15, 2019 - 1:12:37 PM
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2445 posts since 2/16/2017

It's been gutted.  There were renovations going on and they believe the fire is related to the construction.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/15/paris-notre-dame-cathedral-on-fire-reuters.html

Edited by - FlyinEagle on 04/15/2019 13:13:08

Apr 15, 2019 - 1:13:42 PM

3768 posts since 10/18/2007

This makes me ill

Apr 15, 2019 - 1:54:33 PM
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rinemb

USA

11216 posts since 5/24/2005

We were just there in October. A world wonder for sure. Amazing feat of engineering and architecture and so much history. So sad! Brad

Apr 15, 2019 - 2:01:56 PM
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Tommy5

USA

3311 posts since 2/22/2009

Holy Smoke!

Apr 15, 2019 - 2:21:18 PM
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1594 posts since 2/21/2011

Only the rocks and sky last forever...

Apr 15, 2019 - 2:31:22 PM

1968 posts since 4/29/2012

I lived in Paris for a couple of years. Walked to work via the back view of Notre Dame. Made my day each morning. Gutted.

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:04:59 PM

203 posts since 2/6/2018

Broke ground in 1163 and it was finally finished 182 years later in 1345. Demolished in a day. Heart wrenching. And on the heels of Easter.

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:05:43 PM
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532 posts since 11/17/2018

It's being reported that the structure has been saved...

Hours after a massive fire engulfed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, a city official said the structure of the building had been saved.

The fire at the cathedral caused the roof to collapse, destroyed a spire and spread to one of the building's two rectangular towers.

Full story -

nbcnews.com/news/europe/notre-...s-n994646

Edited by - OldNavyGuy on 04/15/2019 15:07:14

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:20:45 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

22776 posts since 8/3/2003

I saw that on the news just a few minutes ago. I hope the structure is intact and can be renovated.

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:28:44 PM

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I’m not sure about that sherry, it looks fried. What a shame

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Apr 15, 2019 - 4:28:57 PM

532 posts since 11/17/2018

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Originally posted by Texasbanjo

I saw that on the news just a few minutes ago. I hope the structure is intact and can be renovated.


French President Emmanuel Macron just announced that, starting Tuesday, he will launch an international fundraising campaign to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Macron, speaking from the scene, described the fire as a “terrible tragedy," but added the “worst had been avoided." He noted that the cathedral's facade and two main towers did not collapse during the fire.

“I’m telling you all tonight — we will rebuild this cathedral together. This is probably part of the French destiny. And we will do it in the next years. Starting tomorrow, a national donation scheme will be started that will extend beyond our borders," Macron said.
Apr 15, 2019 - 4:47:01 PM

71 posts since 4/25/2016

Truly sad news. France has such a rich history.

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:43:37 PM

2445 posts since 2/16/2017

quote:
Originally posted by wi_gardener

Truly sad news. France has such a rich history.


Looking surprisingly good inside,all things considered.

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:00:18 PM

2445 posts since 2/16/2017

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:36:04 PM
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figmo59

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28839 posts since 3/5/2008

It's a terrible thing....
But there are worse things going on ...that should paid attention to...

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:46:49 PM
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51490 posts since 12/14/2005

Even some of us crusty old atheists are sad to see such a magnificent structure so badly damaged.

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:37:49 PM

1285 posts since 3/27/2008

Definitely sad.

Some parts of the Cathedral were built in the 1200s... and were visited by Thomas Aquinas...

As sad as it is, maybe it is a reminder that all thing are impermanent and will pass away... and a reminder for us to search for something deeper and more permanently fulfilling (whatever that may be for each of us).

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:11:17 AM
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1968 posts since 4/29/2012

Notre Dame was heavily altered in the 18th C, damaged in the French Revolution and restored in the 19thC. It may be a basically 12thC structure but a lot of what you see, and most of what has been damaged is, effectively, 19th C fakery. The spire, for example, wouldn't be what Quasimodo knew.

Apr 16, 2019 - 2:15:05 AM

conic

UK

524 posts since 2/15/2014

calm down folks, its just a building. get the bulldozers in and build somewhere for the homeless to live instead

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:33:15 AM

Paul R

Canada

11270 posts since 1/28/2010

Luckily, some statues were stored elsewhere during the renovations. The cathedral was in bad shape until restoration work was begun in 1844. It's been through changes in the past; now it will see more.
cbc.ca/news/world/notre-dame-p...1.5098604
cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/not...1.5099095

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:52:43 AM
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2445 posts since 2/16/2017

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Originally posted by mike gregory

Even some of us crusty old atheists are sad to see such a magnificent structure so badly damaged.


Absolutely.  It is one of the most beloved catherdrals in the world, and possibly the most important example of Gothic archtiecture.  You don't have to be religious to appreaciate what it is, same as you don't have to be religious to appreciate a hymm or a bluegrass gospel song.   Beautifuil art is beautiful art.

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:01:33 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by conic

calm down folks, its just a building. get the bulldozers in and build somewhere for the homeless to live instead


It is a lot more than "just a building".   It is a cathedral, a museum, a beloved global icon, and part of the soul and national identity of the French.

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:07:58 AM
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OM45GE

USA

85629 posts since 11/7/2007

Well said Jeff

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:59:43 AM

conic

UK

524 posts since 2/15/2014

ok it was an old building with some old stuff in it. leave it there as a ruin so people can still worship it if they really want to but dont waste millions of tax payers money on rebuilding it. Why not help the homeless and poor people first

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