Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

PATMAU replied on 15/04/2019 20:11

Posted on 15/04/2019 20:11

Just watching the awful scenes from Paris of he devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.  Such a beautiful building. 850 years of history destroyed in less than 2 hours.  That gorgeous rose window gone. So sad.  Although it has been some time now since we went to Paris, it was always on my visit list whenever we were there..

the sweetyman replied on 15/04/2019 21:17

Posted on 15/04/2019 20:11 by PATMAU

Just watching the awful scenes from Paris of he devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.  Such a beautiful building. 850 years of history destroyed in less than 2 hours.  That gorgeous rose window gone. So sad.  Although it has been some time now since we went to Paris, it was always on my visit list whenever we were there..

Posted on 15/04/2019 21:17

yes,devastating!I do hope that quasimodo survived.I have a hunch that he will be back!surprised

cyberyacht replied on 16/04/2019 07:30

Posted on 15/04/2019 21:17 by the sweetyman

yes,devastating!I do hope that quasimodo survived.I have a hunch that he will be back!surprised

Posted on 16/04/2019 07:30

He was probably smoking in bed. wink

We did a city break a few years back, the first time my OH had been to Paris, but Notre Dame was one place we didn't manage to fit in. Days of your trip can get swallowed up once you go into the Louvre.

It's disconcerting the number of old buildings that catch fire during renovations. It's happened to a few NT properties as well. More attention needs to be given to fire safety when working on these old buildings.

RedKite replied on 16/04/2019 09:22

Posted on 16/04/2019 09:22

Very sad only saw it from the other side of the Seine many years ago.

It was shown on all the french news channels last night and it was the main news for about two and half hours, they were trying to save the stone structure from collapsing but all the medieval woodwork has gone in the main part of the cathedral and we were amazed how the scaffolding stayed up OH said with all the heat it would have buckled.

 

brue replied on 16/04/2019 09:28

Posted on 16/04/2019 09:28

Sounds as though the fire is now out, very sad but I think they managed to remove a lot of treasures but it's the structure and the windows which are the real treasure. I went years ago when I was 18 and can remember the atmosphere with everyone standing, no seats as in the medieval style, the weak to the wall, the rest had to stand.

takethedogalong replied on 16/04/2019 10:50

Posted on 16/04/2019 10:50

Agree brue. Anyone who has been in an original medieval building, and one restored at a much later date can see the difference, no matter how painstakingly that restoration has been. Much of France’s history is linked with Notre Dame, rather like ours is with Westminster Abbey. 😢