Big fire: Notre Dame, Paris (France)

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  1. Bad Boattail

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  3. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    What a shame. Almost 900 years old. It can be rebuilt, but all the paintings/statues/stained glass and religious artifacts will be gone.
     
  4. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    Tragic
     
  5. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

  6. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    heart breaking
     
  7. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    They were able to save the cathedral, but the spire collapsed.
    The fire is under control now.
    President Macron was on national tv and said they will rebuild the Notre Dame.
     
  8. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    This is a tradegy for the French. But thank God no one was killed or injured. They will rebuild it.
     
  9. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    It took over a 100 years to build.....doubt that that will ever be accomplished again.....what a great loss to mankind....

    Peace WildBill
     
  10. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    How'd it start?
     
  11. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    I hope all the people that were doing the renovations were resident certified journeyman tradesmen......that would be the ONLY people i would EVER let work on one of the masterpieces of early France/Europe.

    Peace WildBill
     
  12. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    I was trying to explain to my wife the significance of the loss and couldn’t come up with anything comparable. Nearly a thousand years old. Tragic.
     
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  13. IlliniGSX

    IlliniGSX Well-Known Member

    I had the opportunity to visit Notre Dame and I will say it is humbling to stand at the entrance to a treasure like this. A tragic loss, hopefully they can rebuild but it will never be the same. The world has lost one of its treasures.
    Jim
     
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  14. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    Wait til you hear the cost today in EURO'S to rebuild :confused:

    Peace WildBill
     
  15. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    No matter who you are, where you are, what your religion is,what your politics are......you have suffered a loss with this event.....directly or indirectly.....it may affect you now....it may not affect you for 20 years.....the loss of the past and it's lessons and history never helps the future......

    Peace WildBill
     
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  16. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    So much history lost. We can't live in the past, but important artifacts from it serve to remind us of those who forged our future.
     
  17. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

  18. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    What was the purpose of this post?

    At 10 AM EDT CNN reported that $679 million has already been pledged for the rebuilding of Notre Dame. They went on to say that the number could "easily" reach $1 Billion by the end of today.
     
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  19. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal


    This sums it up perfectly
     
  20. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I still wonder if it was arson? A historical loss like that is mind numbing. Much of the knowledge used to build that with primitive tools is gone forever.
     
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