Notre Dame Burning...

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  1. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's

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    I'm not a religious man, but Cathedrals like Notre Dame represent the collective spiritual desires of human beings, their aspirations towards beauty, and it expressed the devotional spirit of 1000 years ago. It's not like the local applebee's burned down: it's a world heritage site. If you've never seen it, you should know that it was astonishing and beautiful, light and soaring. The interior was magical. For more than 800 years it's been a symbol. Construction began in 1163. It was there before the bubonic plague. Before the invention of movable type. Before the protestant reformation. Before Bach and Mozart. Before the American revolution. The French revolution, the Paris commune of 1877. WWI. WWII.

    It's great that no one seems to have been hurt.
     
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    It's a beautiful looking building. Hopefully they can salvage and repair it to get back to it's former glory. I think a lot of these old buildings are in non original condition anyway considering repairs carried out over time and damage from war etc.
     
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    True. This is an issue with The Sphinx itself
     
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    Very well put maxvintage.
     
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    A truly sad incident and loss. My only good thought I can come up with is that I'm glad my French mother-in-law didn't live long enough to see this.

    The globe mourns, the French must be past that into some other place. Maybe it can bring people together - gee wouldn't that be a blessing nowadays...
     
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    No, not quite the Applebee's down the street....

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    Not just a Cathederal, but a place of history, a place of faith, a place of a culture. The building and all within were works of art.
     
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    It is a great loss of architecture , art, culture . Truly a shame . For Paris, France, and the world.

    They will rebuild.

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    The cathedral is not "just a building." Its construction was an accomplishment that, for its time, was comparable to landing on the Moon. Losing that legacy is a tragedy for all humankind.
     
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    So, to answer some questions about using water tankers planes aka Canadairs... my brother, being a professional fireman in Normandy, told me that it would just be almost impossible. 2 main reasons:

    1/ 6 tons of water dropped on top of an already badly damaged old structure = collapse
    2/ you don't fly such a beast over a city like Paris, on low altitude. Too dangerous for the pilot AND the population

    It is more efficient to work from the inside...
     
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    +1, and we almost passed on it as the lines were so long but fortunately good sense prevailed and we waited.
     
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    Thanks Max, well said.
     
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    Some positive info...news saying that there were about a dozen or so pieces of art that had been removed from the Cathedral and stored off-site while they are renovating.
     
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    Ijust read that the fire is out but the building is like an oven inside.
    The next hour and half will be crucial in trying to save the structure
    Apparently wooden scaffolding inside the building really fueled the fire.
    Who
    Why would anyone even be using wooden scaffolding in this day and age???
     
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    According to latest news, the two front towers and the overall structure have been saved.
     
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    Great news
     
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    I knew about the stained glass and the organ but I just figured there was some seriously famous artwork there as well. I've been to Paris but never visited there.
     
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    Having been there and having experienced Notre Dame’s sanctity and innumerable treasures, I feel this as a personal loss. Some things are truly priceless.
     
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