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Notre-Dame is Burning


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#1 darreichungsform

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:53 PM

What the heck?

https://edition.cnn....fire/index.html


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM

They had the builders in, as is often the case

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:57 PM

someone left the kettle on.. the hunchback perhaps... 


They had the builders in, as is often the case

 

 

gah.. that's heartbreaking really. i wonder what set it off? 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:59 PM



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:06 PM

So we recently had this discussion about how those ancient buildings weren't so ancient anymore. Forgot which thread. And who. But whoever made those remarks, you're suspect!

 

Either that, or some terrorists were throwing burning paper planes on the roof of the Notre Dame.

 

 

grrrrr

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:11 PM

it was me. This makes me sick. One less experience in time travel


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:11 PM

The part that is burning down is still 500 years older than the USA

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:17 PM

whats your point



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:18 PM

This is a fucking nightmare...

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:21 PM

I was really hoping to see it some day. One less gothic structure, I guess :(



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:22 PM

I doubt that it's going to burn down fully



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

I doubt that it's going to burn down fully


the whole interior is gone, one of the bell towers on fire

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:28 PM

I doubt that it's going to burn down fully


Are you insinuating it’s a lazy structure?


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:29 PM

live feed:



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:32 PM

It's a tragedy. I wonder how such a valuable piece of cultural heritage can burn down just like that. The damage can't be quantified



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:36 PM

wow what the fuck? how?



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:40 PM

i would not be surprised if it was arson unfortunately 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:47 PM

It's a tragedy. I wonder how such a valuable piece of cultural heritage can burn down just like that. The damage can't be quantified

 

Truly, they will rebuild it of course. Buildings this old have a rich history of vandalism and deterioration just as much as they do renovation and preservation. It was heavily looted and stripped during the revolution, half-abandoned when Hugo wrote his novel. Granted nothing like this of course, this is flat out disheartening to witness, but as mentioned earlier, ancient icons are far less permanent and unchanging than we often think of them. 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:07 PM

seems like they were/are doing construction on that spire? probably something from that



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:17 PM

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:18 PM

It's completely gutted. 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:26 PM

yeah some of the outside might remain, but it looks pretty toasted on the inside... shame hoped to see it one day myself



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:33 PM

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:41 PM

not to detract from this unfolding tragedy.. but reminds me of reading about the second Glasgow School of Art fire last year, which was one of few losses of non-animate things that i actually got worked up about.

 

Notre Dame..  they will surely rebuild it.  Will just take a lot of time and $$$.