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Notre Dame

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Anniebach Mon 15-Apr-19 18:41:55

The cathedral is on fire, believed to be an accident

Such a beautiful building

crazyH Mon 15-Apr-19 18:43:23

Really? Must catch the news

MawBroonsback Mon 15-Apr-19 18:44:17

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/15/notre-dame-cathedral-paris-fire-witnesses-describe-plumes-smoke/

GrannyGravy13 Mon 15-Apr-19 18:48:37

Oh no I hope it can be saved!!!

GrannyGravy13 Mon 15-Apr-19 18:51:18

The pictures are horrendous an awful lot of damage and still burning 🥵

Anniebach Mon 15-Apr-19 18:52:01

I am in tears , the history, those beautiful windows ,

Fennel Mon 15-Apr-19 18:53:39

And we think we have problems in the UK. [sad}.

tinaf1 Mon 15-Apr-19 18:58:47

Remember going in there years ago, and thinking what a beautiful building it was hope the fire services can control the blaze and it can be restored.
It was done for Windsor Castle

TerriBull Mon 15-Apr-19 19:02:36

Heavens! the pictures look awful, hope to God it can be contained, what a tragedy.

nanaK54 Mon 15-Apr-19 19:05:13

This is so, so sad

Fennel Mon 15-Apr-19 19:06:05

It seems that it might have been caused by some faults in renovations:
www.ladepeche.fr/2019/04/15/la-cathedrale-notre-dame-de-paris-ravagee-par-les-flammes,8132610.php

farview Mon 15-Apr-19 19:08:36

I was gardening when my H shouted me in to see the news..end of gardening...feel absolutely saddened..when I went to Notre dame a few years ago...it took my breath away...it's heartbreaking...

Fennel Mon 15-Apr-19 19:10:24

"Le feu est "potentiellement lié" aux travaux de rénovation de l'édifice, selon les Pompiers de Paris."
The fire is potentially connected to the renovation works of the building, acc. to the Paris firefighters.

notentirelyallhere Mon 15-Apr-19 19:12:57

Apparently the spire has now collapsed. Very sad.

sodapop Mon 15-Apr-19 19:23:45

And Donald Trump suggested using water cannon - like that wouldn't cause further problems.

KatyK Mon 15-Apr-19 19:27:46

So sad sad We went there a few years ago. It is beautiful.

jura2 Mon 15-Apr-19 19:43:26

Absolutely devastating

Urmstongran Mon 15-Apr-19 20:00:25

Just watching it burn is horrendous. I hope it can be contained as soon as possible but it been on fire now for over an hour so the damage must be extensive.

ffinnochio Mon 15-Apr-19 20:03:39

Such a stunning building. 💙

Nothing last forever. It’s heartbreaking.

It will revive in a new form, I feel sure, and that in itself is something to embrace in time to come. This fire will become a part of it’s history.

Anniebach Mon 15-Apr-19 20:04:07

The beautiful windows are melting

phoenix Mon 15-Apr-19 20:05:38

Donald Trump is an idiot of the first order and should be forced to run every comment he wishes to make past a responsible adult with sensible hair.

Bloody awful about Notre Dame, beautiful structure.

Urmstongran Mon 15-Apr-19 20:08:46

According to French newspaper Le Monde, the fire broke out in the attic of the historic monument before spreading to engulf a large section of the roof.

A spokesperson for the cathedral said the blaze was first reported at 5.50pm (GMT) and the building was evacuated soon after.

The cathedral is one the finest example of French Gothic architecture in Europe, and one of the most visited buildings in the world.

Notre Dame - which means 'Our Lady' - was build in 1160 and completed by 1260, and has been modified on a number of occasions throughout the century.

It is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, and is vistied by some 12million people every year.

HurdyGurdy Mon 15-Apr-19 20:13:55

I have only been to Paris once, on a day trip about 20 years ago, and it is to my regret that we didn't have time to go and see Notre Dame.

I assume they will be able to renovate, as they did with York Minster, but the "feel" of those 850 years of history just won't be there.

What an absolute tragedy this is.

Fennel Mon 15-Apr-19 20:36:24

" la couverture en plomb donnait des signes de faiblesse. Toute la structure est en bois."
The lead covering was giving signs of weakness.
All the structure is of wood,

Anniebach Mon 15-Apr-19 20:39:10

The poor craftsmen working there