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.Going through my old pictures is brutal.
Mon Dieu. It will take generations to rebuild.
That's exactly what I started feeling like, but on a global scale. That's why I had to stop watching it.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.
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.Hard to believe they saved anything looking at that latest picture. It’s surely all gone?
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.