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Notre Dame on Fire - breaking on BBC News

Post by PhotoLady » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:32 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47941794

"A fire has broken out at the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, firefighters say.
The cause is not yet clear, but officials say it could be linked to renovation work.
Images on social media show plumes of smoke billowing into the air above the the 850-year-old Gothic building. "
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Re: Notre Dame on Fire - breaking on BBC News

Post by Road Warrior » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:00 pm

Tragic, roof now completely destroyed.
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Re: Notre Dame on Fire - breaking on BBC News

Post by smudger » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:02 pm

Absolutely dreadful, Such a huge icon to be engulfed in this way, so so sad.

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Re: Notre Dame on Fire - breaking on BBC News

Post by Maggie B » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:09 pm

Just awful. It puts me in mind of the Mackintish building in Glasgow. Why is it, when these buildings are being renovated . . . . . .they sometimes suffer the worst???

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Re: Notre Dame on Fire - breaking on BBC News

Post by jagwheels » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:41 pm

It reminded me Maggie of when I lived on the farm & my father decided to use some dynamite to blow up a tree stump in the orchard with some success. Unfortunately the outside cludgie vanished a well. Accidents happen but why? That's the question

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Post by Jim B » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:15 am

Terrible news, a tragedy.

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Post by Devil » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:23 am

Yes! Terrible, but thank God that a crowded mass was not being celebrated at the outbreak. One fireman has unfortunately been injured but it could have been a lot worse on a human scale.

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Re: Notre Dame on Fire - breaking on BBC News

Post by Paul & Lesley » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:01 pm

And the hunch back needs a new home!

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:37 pm

Just been reported that a French billionaire has said he will donate €100 million towards the cost of rebuilding.

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Post by WHL » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:40 pm

Happy in Cyprus wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:37 pm
Just been reported that a French billionaire has said he will donate €100 million towards the cost of rebuilding.
Another has offered two hundred million....
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... edral.html

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:27 pm

Andre Rieu tweeted earlier that he has 700 tons of steel scaffolding they can use for the reconstruction process.

Amazing how a tragic event like this can bring people together.

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Re: Notre Dame on Fire - breaking on BBC News

Post by Jimgward » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:34 pm

Brings around the debate on radio - that, just like when monuments like these were built when the poor starved, as an edifice towards a Church's faith in God, and to hold the poor in awe..... that the poor of Paris will once again suffer, while we rebuild a monument that is now not much more than a museum.

It leaves me wanting the beautiful building restored, but not to ignore the poor...

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Re: Notre Dame on Fire - breaking on BBC News

Post by Maggie B » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:29 pm

Jimgward wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Brings around the debate on radio - that, just like when monuments like these were built when the poor starved, as an edifice towards a Church's faith in God, and to hold the poor in awe..... that the poor of Paris will once again suffer, while we rebuild a monument that is now not much more than a museum.

It leaves me wanting the beautiful building restored, but not to ignore the poor...
Och, I reckon we ALL feel the same as you Jim. No arguments there.

I'm not rich monetarywise, neither am I religious but, the the wee church in my old village
of Kyle of Lochalsh is one of the most important to my heart.

And yep, when I was a whippersnapper, the Church had pennies in the Coffers. 🤔

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