Major fire at Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris) (2 Viewers)

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Going through my old pictures is brutal.


Mon Dieu. It will take generations to rebuild.
Those old pictures and postcards are going to make me sad. It's not just a cathedral, it's a monument to civilization and to great art and architecture. I can't even imagine what it would feel like to be a Parisian right now.
 

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That aerial picture. It's the thing. It's the entire thing. Sort of the same reaction as when I saw the first tower fall. Your eyes see it but your mind says, No, an entire building can't fall in minutes.
 

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The only thing that could be left is maybe the shell, even that is not given
 

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Hard to believe they saved anything looking at that latest picture. It’s surely all gone?

Tragic.

I wasn’t going to visit when I went to Paris but we had walked across the entire city to get to the Louvre only to find out it was the only day of the week it’s closed. So we went to Notre Dame instead as it was close by.

People will say rebuild it, but you can’t rebuild history. To put it into perspective, building work started 300 years before Columbus discovered your country. You can’t replicate that.
 

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So it's surely a matter of semantics, "saved" versus untouched.
 

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That aerial picture. It's the thing. It's the entire thing. Sort of the same reaction as when I saw the first tower fall. Your eyes see it but your mind says, No, an entire building can't fall in minutes.
That's exactly what I started feeling like, but on a global scale. That's why I had to stop watching it.
 
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Hard to believe they saved anything looking at that latest picture. It’s surely all gone?

Tragic.

I wasn’t going to visit when I went to Paris but we had walked across the entire city to get to the Louvre only to find out it was the only day of the week it’s closed. So we went to Notre Dame instead as it was close by.

People will say rebuild it, but you can’t rebuild history. To put it into perspective, building work started 300 years before Columbus discovered your country. You can’t replicate that.
This too shall pass. What can be salvaged will be. 1000 years from now, people will marvel at the old things added after the great fire of 2019 and the even older things salvaged. The integration of new and old will be admired and it will be a symbol of mankind's struggle to combat the inevitable entropy of the universe.

Mourn if you want. Just know that time will roll on, progress will happen, and something possibly better will be resurrected from the ashes.

#perspective
 

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Perhaps Catholics will see this as a sign that it is past time that we come together in the faith.
 

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This is such terrible news.

I reluctantly took an art history class in my undergrad, and we spent a good amount of time on architecture, and specifically Notre Dame. It was fascinating to look at the detail that went into the architecture, and it was my favorite part of the entire course.

Even if it can be rebuilt, it'll never have the same character. So sad.
 

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