Posts Tagged ‘ Notre Dame ’

Alors oui, nous rebâtirons la cathédrale Notre-Dame

Apr 16th, 2019 3:35 pm | By

It was close.

Notre Dame Cathedral was within “15 to 30 minutes” of complete destruction as firefighters battled to stop flames reaching its gothic bell towers, French authorities have revealed.

A greater disaster was averted by members of the Paris fire brigade, who risked their lives to remain inside the burning monument to create a wall of water between the raging fire and two towers on the west facade.

Merci, pompiers.

The cathedral is owned by the state and has been at the centre of a years-long dispute between the nation and the Paris archdiocese over who should finance restoration work to collapsed balustrades, crumbling gargoyles and cracked facades.

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They are built, they get burned, they are rebuilt

Apr 15th, 2019 4:34 pm | By

More “it’s horrifying but it’s fixable and it’s not actually as horrifying as most of us thought” news: Sara L. Uckleman on Facebook, with a “please share”:

While what has happened to Notre Dame today has shocked me and moved me to tears more than once over the course of the evening, I’m finding that my background and training as a medievalist means I’m, overall, finding it a lot less devastating than many people.


Because I know how churches live. They are not static monuments to the past. They are built, they get burned, they are rebuilt, they are extended, they get ransacked, they get rebuilt, they collapse because they were not built well, they get rebuilt, they

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There will be nothing left

Apr 15th, 2019 11:29 am | By

A BBC reporter says it’s fully engulfed and there will be nothing left.

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Apr 15th, 2019 11:02 am | By

The fire is gobbling it up as we watch. This is horrible.



The roof is gone. Fuckfuckfuck

Update: the spire has collapsed.

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Apr 15th, 2019 10:49 am | By

Oh merde.


MERDE MERDE MERDE it’s reached the spire.

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