Sad situation in Paris

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1. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 177 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

In case any of you haven't pulled up a news site in the past hour or so:

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/notre-dame-fire/index.html

https://www.france24.com/en/20190415-liveblog-fire-paris-france-notre-dame-cathedral

The France24 live coverage is in English.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Apr-2019, at 11:28 by goodfish ]

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3965 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Yes, this is terrible. It was a sad sight watching the spire fall down :(. Let's hope they can get the blaze under control soon.

3. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 422 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Let's hope they can save the vaults, and thus the interior.

4. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 177 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Sounds like the Medieval wooden framework of the roof is gone. The spire was a reconstruction. It was just reported that they got all the artwork out.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Apr-2019, at 12:22 by goodfish ]

5. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 422 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

... but certainly not the stonemasonry, the stained-glass windows, the organs, the bells, the tombstones and so on. And the appearance of the interior in general.

6. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 177 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Of course just the moveable pieces. And It's still a very active fire so the final extent of the damage won't be able to be accessed until it's all over.

7. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 422 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

I feel like crying.

8. Posted by Jojes (Budding Member 39 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

So so very sad ... was watching a live feed when the spiral came down ... heartbreaking!

9. Posted by Keep Smiling (Respected Member 26 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

It is tragic. This was a symbol of not only the city of Paris but of the French nation.

10. Posted by Jojes (Budding Member 39 posts) 30w Star this if you like it!

Whether you’re religious or not, this is a huge loss.
I’m not at all religious, but find it devastating to watch what’s happening to this monument of huge cultural and historical significance.
I have been watching a live feed on Periscope all evening ... you can’t believe the kind of language and crazy theories that passed by there ...