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#4470550 - 04/15/19 05:38 PM Notre Dame de Paris in fire  
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Apparently the fire started just under the roof around 6:50 PM local (7:38 PM now), and is not under control yet.

I really hope firemen will save this monument.

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#4470552 - 04/15/19 05:48 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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nope

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#4470553 - 04/15/19 06:00 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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gonna be years to rebuild and restore it. Decades even.

#4470554 - 04/15/19 06:01 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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That is really terrible. My guess would be an electrical fire.


I read that there was recent renovation work done on the church. Maybe it's related?


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#4470555 - 04/15/19 06:04 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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That is truly a shame.


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#4470557 - 04/15/19 06:05 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer

I read that there was recent renovation work done on the church. Maybe it's related?



It is the current supposition, but nothing more than a supposition.

#4470558 - 04/15/19 06:16 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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A shame.

News so far, seems to be reported nobody died. Hopefully true.


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#4470560 - 04/15/19 06:33 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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It took 200 years to build and hours to render in to a shell frown so sad to see.

I visited it in 1966,

now they are evacuating the rest of the island where the Notre Dame is.


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#4470577 - 04/15/19 08:17 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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So tragic, can't replace everything that was destroyed.


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#4470602 - 04/15/19 10:54 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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Tragic.

#4470615 - 04/15/19 11:56 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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#4470629 - 04/16/19 12:48 AM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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#4470642 - 04/16/19 02:35 AM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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A bit premature to start that kind of speculation, Crane. So far they think it's related to the renovation work that was being done. We may never know for sure, considering the intensity of the fire. Right now my biggest question is how they're going to remove that scaffolding. It must be compromised. I'm surprised it didn't collapse.


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#4470643 - 04/16/19 03:07 AM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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It is sad to see. These things do happen but it feels somewhat suspect to me. I hope it was not intentional.

#4470644 - 04/16/19 03:15 AM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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CATHOLIC CHURCHES ARE BEING DESECRATED ACROSS FRANCE—AND OFFICIALS DON’T KNOW WHY

Wild guess???

The "princes of the church" have been abusing children for entertainment for centuries. Might just deserve some payback, either Karma or a pissed off individual.

I am sorry about the damage to Notre Dame, and it's historical treasures, regardless of the whacko wierdos in that little slum in Rome....think about it. Not only in the context of celibacy in the FIRST century, but lets slow forward it to the Twenty First Century.

That’s enough. Community Hall is not the place to air your political views or opinions. Don’t do it again.

I am truly sad I never got to see the Cathedral.

Maybe build a cube this time?

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#4470646 - 04/16/19 04:22 AM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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All I could think was "Noooooo" frown

Really..noo frown

What an awful loss for humanity.

#4470652 - 04/16/19 06:12 AM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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I have been there several times and to me the greatest shame is the destruction of the marvellous stained glass windows. It was a lot more than a Church, though it was that, but also a great work of art. The successive French governments of the past 50 years have much to answer for in terms of essential maintenance neglected. At least the spire "only" dated from 1831 and can be replaced. There is much that cannot though.


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#4470657 - 04/16/19 07:48 AM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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Disheartening news.
Looking across the Seine River towards Notre Dame should be on everyone's "Parisian routine". It was always on mine, particularly in the evening !

There is no doubt the cathedral will be rebuilt, while most of the most valuable relics have apparently been moved right on time.
Some are already raising concerns on the eventual rebuilt and its acoustic. A choral performed at Notre Dame may never sound the same ever again :-/
Not much news about the "Le Grand Orgue de Notre Dame". Has it survived the fire ? Probably not.
It was majestic.

Cheers anyway,
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#4470682 - 04/16/19 12:29 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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Saw photos of the main hall this morning. Surprised to see as much remaining as there was (compared to other cathedral fire photos I've seen). The rear area looked like a good bit of water and smoke damage, but hopefully plenty of room to salvage a good bit of antiquity, instead of it's total loss.

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#4470689 - 04/16/19 01:19 PM Re: Notre Dame de Paris in fire [Re: Roudou]  
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Saw it in '77. Really sad about this. The stained glass windows were/ are exceptional.


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