Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Anything and everything

CrescentMoon
CrescentMoon
Enthusiast

I just saw the news that is covering in Paris. The world famous Notre Dame Cathedral has been burned down in fire. I know it was constructed in 1163 and was finished in 1345. I always wanted to see it in person one day but I’m not sure if I’ll ever get a chance. It’s a shame. I feel terrible for the people in France. What are your thoughts?

SevenNorthStar
SevenNorthStar
Expert

1. It's a terrible disgrace for France and for the whole world. Specially art aficionados.
2. What kind of restoration works turn a 12th-Century cathedral into a flaming ball? Someone's not gonna work in his whole life.

BartL
BartL
Forum Moderator

I was luckily able to visit it 2 months ago. Actually didn't want to go inside due the long queue yet still went for it.

Vinss63
Vinss63
Expert

It's a tragic accident but fortunately no victim.
We'll rebuild !

nataliasoares
nataliasoares
Casual

Je me sens beaucoup pour la Cathédrale Notre-Dame.
C'est un monument historique important :(

nicodominic
nicodominic
Expert

The UK has specialist gothic restoration people, we probably will send them when they finish restoring big Ben to its original plans (the mock ups look so good it's going to mess with tourists lol)

HenryChance
HenryChance
Regular

What a beautiful building, what a pity.

Sokiri
Sokiri
Enthusiast

Nous sommes profondément tristes mais il n'y a aucun mort, et c'est le plus important.

Camcam11
Camcam11
Expert

It's not really important. It's a pity but it's only a monument.
People are dying everywhere and anyone cry or act for them.
Burn Notre Dame de Paris and people touched by globalisation cry or think that it is horrible... Find the mistake...

nicodominic
nicodominic
Expert

It's not really important. It's a pity but it's only a monument.
People are dying everywhere and anyone cry or act for them.
Burn Notre Dame de Paris and people touched by globalisation cry or think that it is horrible... Find the mistake...

It's not because its just a building its to do with what the building represents and its influence on history.

BartL
BartL
Forum Moderator

It's not really important. It's a pity but it's only a monument.
People are dying everywhere and anyone cry or act for them.
Burn Notre Dame de Paris and people touched by globalisation cry or think that it is horrible... Find the mistake...

This might sound harsh but think about this.
People exist for like 70 years approximate and then mostly it's over. The (grand)children will think about them and mostly will be forgotten eventually unless they did something awesome or horrific.
The Notre dame was started to exist in 1163. And is still important to so many people. Sometimes spending money for a life could change less than for an monument that existed for this long.
Don't get me wrong. I do care about human life's but this is a way to see it.

Braavo
Braavo
Enthusiast

I wonder why people get so touched about any accidents or destruction happen to anything in the western world. However, no one seems to feel or care about the destruction of 800+ year old trees in the name of development and mining to fuel our comfortable life or bombing 1000+ year old historical sites in the middle-east in the name of fighting terror and spreading a wonderful democracy. Is there something wrong with our feelings and perception?