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Old 04-15-2019, 01:15 PM
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I'm almost sickened by the photos of its destruction. I loved its architecture and history. I'm glad that Mary and I where able to visit it during its standing. We're so sad about Notre Dames destruction...so sad.

It's a loss to the whole world.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:31 PM
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Notre Dame is a world heritage site. Such a shame to have lost the treasures inside and the cathedral itself.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:51 PM
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The reason there is so much wood is the French government is limited by law on how much money they can spend on a religious site. Those restoring it could not get enough money in donations to replace the stones when they fell, so they used wood. If there is one good thing, all the statues were moved from inside and outside just last week as part of the restoration.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:59 PM
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So sad! I was hoping we would get there in the next few years.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:12 PM
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I was there when I was 20, in September 1978. I know I took slides because I was on a "photo tour" with my mom and her photo buddies out of Reseda, CA night school's photo class.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:24 AM
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Well, it appears that all is not lost. Photos of the interior show some of it is intact.
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:00 AM
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Just a few hours ago...it appears now that the cathedral interior is pretty much destroyed. A few smaller walls are still standing and the large towers in front are still standing but the left one is burning. The roof is gone, the spire in the back is gone - not sure about the flying buttresses. It is catastrophic.
OMG that is awful, Glad no one was injured. It will get rebuilt.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:23 AM
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Visited Notre Dame in the early 90's while on a business trip to France.
It is certainly an impressive structure.
I remember spending a quiet hour in the little park at the very back of it [business trips are not all work ]

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Old 04-16-2019, 06:42 AM
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I can't wait to hear about the insurance claim on this one....
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:36 AM
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I could see a claim being filed against the company whose worker started it, assuming that is the case. But most of relics, artifacts, paintings, etc inside are priceless. How do you insure those?
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