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Sadly watch Notre Dame Burning
#1
Words can not describe the sadness as we in Europe watch one of its most notable buildings go up in smoke........ maybe it can't be saved .........

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47941794

 This is a massive loss................. 

Cry
Nice to be able to go back to trust and friendship!!!!!!!!!

It's a mixed up sensation this being alive
Oh! it wears a man down into the ground
It's the strangest elation
I can't describe it
Oh it leaves a man weary
It makes a man frown.
.............................Chris Simpson ( "Mixed Up Sensations" 1975 Martin's Cafe )
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#2
yup, terribly sad....
I just hope he managed to escape!?!
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#3
I was in Paris twice in the last 10 years and it is such a magnificent building I went to visit it both times. Very sad to see a structure that has stood for 850 years be destroyed like that. The French are hardy people - they will rebuild it. Of that you can be sure. You can actually walk around the cathedral whilst a service is in progress which at first I thought was very unusual but it's testament to the liberal nature of the people of Paris. Our Lady will be back.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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#4
Horrible to see but at least the main structure is intact! The heart of Paris must've skipped a few beats!!
Conspiracy theorists are out in droves ... from UFO's to heaven only knows what. 
Have to say, the subject of sacred sites is fascinating though. 
Certainly looks as though they'll pull out all the stops to rebuild and that funds won't be an issue.
  
Trumpty suggested water bombing - unbelievable.  Dodgy
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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#5
(16-04-2019, 04:18)Jerome Wrote: I was in Paris twice in the last 10 years and it is such a magnificent building I went to visit it both times. Very sad to see a structure that has stood for 850 years be destroyed like that. The French are hardy people - they will rebuild it. Of that you can be sure. You can actually walk around the cathedral whilst a service is in progress which at first I thought was very unusual but it's testament to the liberal nature of the people of Paris. Our Lady will be back.

i visited it back in 1984...only one word to describe it....breathtaking!
it was actually the highlight of a disappointing trip to Paris

it seems several French billionaires have pledged almost 600 Million Euros to help rebuild Notre Dame

the article: https://www.msn.com/en-au/money/personal...spartanntp
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#6
for those whove never visited Notre Dame or seen images of it MSN has a stunning slideshow of its amazing architecture,
damn, its even worth revisiting the slideshow even if you have been there!

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/photos/th...spartanntp
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#7
a couple of stories following the fire:

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/the...spartanntp

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/i-w...spartanntp

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/bil...spartanntp
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#8
An article showing something of the damage in pictures. I read that the magnificent pipe organ has been spared too - in structure in any event ... https://www.theguardian.com/world/galler...CuWjuzcyU4

Not related to the above - an 1890 painting with a particular poignancy ... 

[Image: 300px-William-Adolphe_Bouguereau_%281825...890%29.jpg]
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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#9
im sorry Ruby but I couldn't bare to look at the carnage/damage especially after actually seeing it in its glory up close and personal...
and im sure Jerome would be of the same opinion...

BTW, what is that painting called and who was the painter Ruby?, ive never seen it before
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#10
It is interesting to see the help coming in Andre Rieu will donate 700,000 Euros worth of steel to help with the rebuild. This steel is exactly the kind needed and is not easy to find .....Hele goed Andre!!!!!
Nice to be able to go back to trust and friendship!!!!!!!!!

It's a mixed up sensation this being alive
Oh! it wears a man down into the ground
It's the strangest elation
I can't describe it
Oh it leaves a man weary
It makes a man frown.
.............................Chris Simpson ( "Mixed Up Sensations" 1975 Martin's Cafe )
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