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Notre-Dame is burning!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cheetah, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Cheetah

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  2. Silurian

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    Two fires that's bad.
     
  3. Silurian

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    The main spire has collapsed.
     
  4. Bei1052

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    I'd hate to be the person deemed responsible.

    Whooboy. Might have to leave the country.
     
  5. Thorgalaeg

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    I posted it first in the bizarre news thread thinking it was not that serious, but obviously this need its own thread now.
     
  6. rah

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    No more happiness in CIV IV :(
     
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    RIP nice building. France will have to figure out how to keep playing without the +2:) in every city on their continent.
     
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  8. Thorgalaeg

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    They are doing some heavy works at the nave roof and it seems the fire started just there. Maybe some negligent worker left a cigarette next to a thinner can?
     
  9. Silurian

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  10. Cheetah

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    Spire was from a restoration in 1844.

    But the stained glass windows... And all the statues and drapes and other art... :(
     
  11. Birdjaguar

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    Of course they will rebuild it!

    Ah @Marla_Singer our hearts are with you. :(
     
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  12. Pangaea

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    Looks like the whole thing is ablaze unfortunately. Most likely everything they haven't managed to remove will be lost, including art. Hopefully the structure will remain. I see they are pouring water on the walls, which I guess is all they can really do at this point. Sad sight :(
     
  13. GoodEnoughForMe

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    About 150 years old, and there was 20th century glass in it as well. The original one was removed in the late 1700s after having been basically destroyed by wind and time. The real bummer is the fire just keeps going and has gotten to the super old wood and original stained glass.

    A lot of these monuments are basically running real time ship of theseus examples. Turkey has had to replace and renovate like everything over the years thanks to earthquakes.
     
  14. SupremacyKing2

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    That worker is soo getting fired.

    On a serious note, It is so tragic. Notre Dame cathedral is a cultural and religious wonder. It is a huge loss.
     
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    Heart-breaking.
     
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  17. Thorgalaeg

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    Old cathedrals have more wood than one would think. They burn pretty well.

    Nobody considering terrorist job yet?
     
  18. Birdjaguar

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    I took this very bad photo in 1964 in front of ND while they were filming "Is Paris Burning".
     

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  19. Pangur Bán

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    200 years to build, virtually gone in a few hours. The most visited tourist site in Europe apparently, besides the Great Bazaar in Istanbul.
     
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  20. Thorgalaeg

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    A bit of our western cultural heritage turned into smoke.

    BTW, It seem they are going to save the two big towers at least.
     

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