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15-04-2019, 18:46   #31
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It's been confirmed that it's a fire alright.

https://twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak/sta...45135587520514

Just as I suspected.
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15-04-2019, 18:46   #32
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Watching it now. So sad and heart breaking. I have many happy memories of times spent there. It looks very bad.
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15-04-2019, 18:46   #33
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That's going to come down... Sad
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This picture is devastating. Roof and spire totally gutted:

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Listening to BBC five live and the presenter is saying a good bit of the roof is gone.
CNN have a couple angles, one of them is showing the fire just gobbling it up. There's no saving it.
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The spire is on fire. Disaster. You expect these things to last for ever.
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Just saw a bit on RTE news. The spire is engulfed.
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First time in ages I have access to a television as I'm in a hotel and it's awful looking footage. That fire is huge, it looks like an inferno. Sad.
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Ahhh no....that looks terrible!!!
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15-04-2019, 18:51   #41
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The spire has gone
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CNN have a couple angles, one of them is showing the fire just gobbling it up. There's no saving it.
Not so fast. If the stone work and structure remain intact, it should be possible to reconstruct it. Just look at the damage done to Cologne or Frankfurt cathedrals during World War 2. Notre Dame has the advantage that it’s not being subjected to exploding 500 pounder bombs.
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The spire has collapsed into the main body of the building - not good.
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It's done a stint as a Temple to Reason.
So much reason they put thousands to death by guillotine for the Goddess of Reason they installed on the altar.
That wasn't reason, citoyen. That was terror.
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15-04-2019, 18:52   #45
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There is something beautiful and awe-inspiring about cathedral architecture. Perhaps mankinds greatest engineering feats.

Whenever I go to a foreign city, I make sure to check out a cathedral if there is one. So peaceful to sit with my thoughts to myself even if I don't consider myself religious.

Have yet to get to Paris, but Notre Dame was certainly on the bucket list.

So sad to see.
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