Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...

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Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:14 pm
  • PARIS — Notre-Dame cathedral, the iconic symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by an extensive fire on Monday evening that caused part of its delicate spire to collapse, bruised the Parisian skies with smoke and further disheartened a city already back on its heels after weeks of violent protests.

    The cause of the fire was not immediately known, officials said, but a spokesman for the city’s firefighters told television interviewers that it had begun in the attic. No one was killed or wounded, officials said.

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    But three hours after the fire began, the authorities were still scrambling to contain it — and warned that they were not certain they would be able to. Around 400 firefighters were deployed, but the firefighters’ spokesman said they might not be able to stop the blaze spreading in the north belfry.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/worl ... -fire.html

    Video at link. It's an international icon. Apparently noone knows what started it, but it is being devastated. :(
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:35 pm
  • Super sad to see this today. I only spent a day in France in 2007 and got to see the Strasbourg Cathedral which is crazy impressive in its own right. I can't imagine the loss of Notre-Dame.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:53 pm
  • This is incredible, what a bummer.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:55 pm
  • Really sad stuff, so much history.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:11 pm
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:27 pm
  • If only we still had the PWR...lol.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:20 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:If only we still had the PWR...lol.


    No, I don't believe "flying water tankers" is a good idea.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:35 pm
  • Did the hunchback make it out alive?
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:45 pm
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:23 pm
  • Damn that sucks.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:53 pm
  • JGfromtheNW wrote:
    RolandDeschain wrote:If only we still had the PWR...lol.


    No, I don't believe "flying water tankers" is a good idea.


    They were used in Revenge of the Sith to help Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Palpatine land safely.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:20 am
  • Went on a cruise at night on the Seine when in Paris in October 2017; wonderful views of Notre Dame from the river, as we went past the island. I must one day learn how to upload video to Youtube! So sad about the fire. It will be very hard to find people with expertise to restore it faithfully.

    I'm not religious, but I can feel faith and history in the very stone of the world's cathedrals. A visit to York Minster in England, not far from where I was born, was amazing. I would LOVE to hear the organ there. Maybe Rick Wakeman playing The Six Wives of Henry VIII.

    How they can "replace" the Notre Dame organ, I have no idea. I fear it will be FAR longer than five years to restore the building.
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:47 am
  • Went there back in high school nearly 30 years ago. Glad they saved what they did, but let's face it, they really could have been better prepared!
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Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning...
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:40 pm
  • There’s a percentage of our demographic that are mad and disappointed at the French government for, in their mind, surrendered by not naming some Muslim for setting fire.


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