Major fire at Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris) (1 Viewer)

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Can you imagine the price today to rebuild something like that? And the art inside can never be replaced.
My wife said "They can't rebuild it. It's gone. They can only build a replica of it."

I think she's right. And that's part of what is so traumatic for the world here - that implicit knowledge that something like that can never actually be "rebuilt".
 

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My wife said "They can't rebuild it. It's gone. They can only build a replica of it."

I think she's right. And that's part of what is so traumatic for the world here - that implicit knowledge that something like that can never actually be "rebuilt".
It is often the case that what is rebuilt is more glorious than what was destroyed. I think it'll be 100 years or more before that time however. It's devastating.
 

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My internet goes out for two and a half hours and I come back to this? Ugh, this is terrible news. Even for someone who has never been and only ever seen it in pictures and video, my connection to other Catholics throughout the world makes my heart break for the loss.
 

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FWIW, my twitter feed is suggesting that the most priceless relics and art works seem to have been saved.
Some brave souls had to run into that inferno to get that priceless stuff out.

I have only been to the Vatican, & I was thinking there is so much wood in those places, that they would easily burn.
 

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Lucky enough to have been to ND twice including once with my late mom. That was the one thing she really wanted to do in Paris.

So sad.
 

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