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Old 04-15-2019, 02:26 PM
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total disaster, there is a lot of medieval artwork, paintings, stained glass windows, silverware, it resisted the WWII, the occupier at everything and there were works, it comes from there

Ancient manuscripts, the very architecture itself....this has been a record of centuries of European culture and achievement. So very sad. Even statues will be destroyed....
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horrific. ugh.
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Why is there no sprinkler system?
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I was there in 2017 for the LeMans Race with the Corvette Museum.

So sad such a beautiful building with lots of history, about 860 years if my math is correct.

In Paris, if a building is less than 100 years old it is almost considered new!
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horrific. ugh.
Breaks my heart.
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c'est la vie.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:34 PM
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Ancient manuscripts, the very architecture itself....this has been a record of centuries of European culture and achievement. So very sad. Even statues will be destroyed....

Exact, the great architect Viollet Leduc he completed by making the external statues in the 19th century

Now, the entire Cathedral is threatened with collapse. I had had the opportunity to embrace the crown of Christ preserved in the Holy Chapel built on purpose by the King Saint Louis on his return from the crusade in Jerusalem, it was exhibited in ND de Paris every Friday, fortunately it will not be reached because it is preserved in the Holy Chapel.

had completed the construction in the 19th century with the famous exterior statues.

It is a piece of History that goes to ashes. The frame was made of 11th century oak with lead. I'm devastated because it's also Holy Week before Easter!

This place "the island of the city" was the foundation of Paris which was called Lutèce at that time, that is to say well before the Middle Ages!

I can't believe what I see!

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Why didn't they have a fire suppression system?
Iconic structure, priceless and irreplaceable artwork, why not throw a sprinkler or two in the place?
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Before the fire.

ND spokesman " everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame"
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That is a real shame and loss of history.
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Before the fire.

ND spokesman " everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame"
As a self described historian, this makes me unbelievably sad.
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Used to be? Why isn't it beautiful any more?

Paris is fun and tons of cool places to visit in the rest of France.
I've been to France twice and Tahiti twice. My experience is that if you don't speak French, you're just a second class citizen and everything is downhill from there.
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800 years of history and incredible stained glass windows, in the island of the City which is the historical heart of the 1st inhabitants here 2000 years ago. An immense sadness because even the WWII did not bring it down and there, work and a totally unreal nightmare, I can't believe that it is true and that I am living it, and for us it is Holy Week before Easter this catastrophe
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Hope there is no loss of life.
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Sad. I'm glad I got to see it in years past.
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Glad I had the opportunity to see it a few years ago. That place was an architectural gem.
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Originally Posted by BKorsaire View Post
800 years of history and incredible stained glass windows, in the island of the City which is the historical heart of the 1st inhabitants here 2000 years ago. An immense sadness because even the WWII did not bring it down and there, work and a totally unreal nightmare, I can't believe that it is true and that I am living it, and for us it is Holy Week before Easter this catastrophe

Exactly. So much more than just a church building.
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Certainly sad to see this land mark destroyed.
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800 years of history and incredible stained glass windows, in the island of the City which is the historical heart of the 1st inhabitants here 2000 years ago. An immense sadness because even the WWII did not bring it down and there, work and a totally unreal nightmare, I can't believe that it is true and that I am living it, and for us it is Holy Week before Easter this catastrophe
Please know there are a number of us who feel great sadness with all of France today. Absolutely terrible loss.
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All things come to an end one way or the other.
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