Terrible fire: Famed Notre Dame cathedral ablaze in Paris

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  1. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Sad event whenever historical things are damaged

    Even worse when they are of so much religious significance and basically irreplaceable

    So sad
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  2. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    I hope you are right and it was a restoration accident. But I could very well be right.
  3. Furboy

    Furboy Well-Known Member

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    That is one of the most horrible things I have heard of. As a Catholic, it makes me very sad. Beautiful cathedral.
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  4. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    As someone said prior, and during Holy Week too.
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  5. Furboy

    Furboy Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. This is such a massive week and this is at the height of tragedy given the magnitude of the week in the Catholic Church and the significance of Notre Dame Cathedral.
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  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Interior doesn't look as bad as you might think.

    The picture is unreasonably large when embedded, but here's the link:


    Visited once, and it was an amazing place. I'm sure it will be just as amazing once repaired.
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  7. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I'm an athiest, and am saddened by it. It was a beautiful piece of architecture and engineering. We saw it a couple of years ago. It was amazing.
  8. Skullmiester

    Skullmiester Active Member

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    They seem to have done well to save much of the structure so hopefully it can be rebuilt to something similar to how it was. Windsor castle in England was restored pretty well after being ravaged by fire a number of years ago.

    Luckily Paris didn't suffer the same level of bombing that many other European cities experienced during world war II. France had already surrendered when the Germans entered Paris which saved much of the city's most historical and iconic sites.
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  9. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    Over 700 Billion Euro has been committed for the rebuild...jeesh. I know it was a precious church, but how come we can never raise that kind of money for the homeless...
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  10. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Yeah, that's insane.

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