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Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire BAD

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  1. whitewave
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    by LittleRed » Apr 15, 2019
    Thanks for posting this here. It’s devastating!
     
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    by Sandeek » Apr 15, 2019
    My heart is hurting and I have chills....The spire just collapsed...
     
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    by Austina » Apr 15, 2019
    Just watching it on the news here, absolutely awful. :(2
     
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    by whitewave » Apr 15, 2019
    Did you see the firemen up there? :eek2: I’m worried for them.
     
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    by AGBF » Apr 15, 2019
    It is hard to believe that this is actually happening.
     
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    by whitewave » Apr 15, 2019
    The roof collapsed so I guess the inside is burning now. :(sad
     
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    by missy » Apr 15, 2019
    Heartbreaking. :cry2: Praying no one gets hurt or dies.
     
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    by tyty333 » Apr 15, 2019
    oh no...so sad!:cry2:
     
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    by AGBF » Apr 15, 2019
    Thank you for posting about this, whitewave. I didn't know about the fire until I read about it in this thread. The cathedral is meaningful to so many. When I lived in Paris I lived in the Latin Quarter, very close to the cathedral. In the evening my husband and I would sit on the benches in front of it and look up at it. As President Macron said, it has meaning to all Catholics and all French people, but I am neither Catholic nor French. It has meaning to many people in the world. I, also, hope no one is hurt or killed in trying to save it.
     
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    by LJsapphire » Apr 15, 2019
    it's so sad :cry2:
    I visited for the first time for my 40th. All that history... :(
     
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    by AGBF » Apr 15, 2019
    TheFireAtNotreDame.jpg TheFire2.jpg
    These photos were in "The New York Times". They show the devastation.
     
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    by kipari » Apr 15, 2019
    Everyone is devastated here. I couldn't believe it when Dh called to inform me. At least all visitors were safely evacuated.
    Now we are praying for the firemen...
     
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    by lyra » Apr 15, 2019
    :blackeye: No words.
     
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 15, 2019
    I feel fortunate that I visited this beautiful Cathedral in 2004, so
    heartbreaking :cry2:
     
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    by KaeKae » Apr 15, 2019
    My daughter is in Paris in a study abroad program. She says she can smell smoke and has been hearing the sirens.

    We went over with her two weeks ago, to "drop her off." Unfortunately, we only had a day and a half in Paris to sightsee, and didn't get to the cathedral. :(

    She just now sent me a picture. I'll post it from my phone.
     
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    by KaeKae » Apr 15, 2019
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    She and her roommates walked over to see what they could see, people are on the streets with tears in their eyes, singing and praying in grief. She says it's very moving.
     
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    by Mamabean » Apr 15, 2019
    Omg..I didn’t know until I saw this thread..I’m so sad..I too hope the firemen remain safe putting out the fire. Devastating...
     
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    Fire seems to have reached the left tower:cry2:
     
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    by Jambalaya » Apr 15, 2019
    This is so terrible. The poor French! They've had a very challenging time since 2015, with the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the evening of co-ordinated attacks, the rise of Le Pen, the seemingly-endless Yellow Vest riots, and now this. Poor France. Poor Parisians. :cry2: Omg, SO glad no one is hurt, and hope that continues to be true regarding the brave firemen.
     
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    by LinSF » Apr 15, 2019
    This makes me so incredibly sad. As a faithful person, there's a relic in there which is much more important than the actual structure, and it pains me to think about its loss. The cathedral itself, having never been there- much of it is stone, so I wonder at the total possible damage? The loss of countless, valuable pieces of art lost to humanity. It's too much to think about! Terrorist organizations target wonders such as these because it's such an attack on a national/religious culture. I sure hope it was an accident, and a freak one at that!
     
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    by Ariadne_Theia » Apr 15, 2019
    The buzzfeed article says this "The Crown of Thorns, said to have been worn by Jesus Christ before the crucifixion, and the tunic of St. Louis were both saved, according to the cathedral's rector."
    I've read they got a lot of the art out too but the inside has very ornate woodwork they think has burned.
     
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    sad :{
     
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    by Jambalaya » Apr 15, 2019
    LinSF, there's no suggestion that this was a terrorist attack, fortunately. Paris officials have said they think it could be something to do with the restoration work that was taking place.
     
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    by yennyfire » Apr 15, 2019
    So heartbreaking! My husband and I visited the cathedral in 2002. I can’t believe it may not be there when we travel to France with our children next summer. Praying there are no injuries and that as much as possible is saved. :cry2:
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Apr 15, 2019
    I believe the bell towers have been spared major damage. It appears from video footage on World News that firefighters have gained control of the flames.
    The frame has been damaged, but is intact.
    Assessment, and investigation pending, of course.
    There were many historic artifacts, art, and statues removed before the fire spread.
    ETA: the statues that are positioned on the spire were removed a few days ago, for cleaning. They did not perish with the spire.

    This news has been devastating. Visiting the Cathedral of Notre Dame has been a bucket list item of mine since I was a child. My heart is resting very heavy, tonight....
    I’m still hopeful this beautiful place of history, and religious significance will be restored, and that everyone involved in its rescue is unharmed.
    Prayers are with the firefighters, and all of Paris.
     
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    by AV_ » Apr 15, 2019
    I hear that the fire is under controll & no injury reported anywhere.

    AFP: WWW
     
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    This is horrific! Thank God I had the experience of seeing it in person. I just want to cry! :cry2:
    Just a couple of my amateur pics from the fall of 2014.
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    A couple of my son’s classmates were there YESTERDAY! I can imagine this feels so surreal to them.
     
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