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Bad news Notre Dame On Fire

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by That hurts, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:38 PM.

  1. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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    Heard a while back from my niece in Paris that Notre Dame is in flames ...

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    NIVEA Not Banned Yet

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    Absolutely Tragic.

    Ive been watching it on the news.

    I went there on a school trip some 50 years ago and this medieval building is magnificent and rich in history and I never forgot the day that we had there.
     
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    Know it very well myself and have family over there ... looks awful :(
     
  4. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I have a hunch who is behind it, his name rings a bell...
     
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    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Very sad. A great loss.
     
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    Awful. Absolutely awful.
     
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    I’ve noticed over the last couple of days lots of posts on social media showing controlled fires in vineyards to keep frost off the crop, wonder if there’s a connection?
     
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    No squib ... no vineyards in the centre of Paris ! The last I heard was that it is most likely linked to renovation work that started a few days ago.
     
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    could well be but I saw that a few other French churches have had fires recently
     
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    An absolute tragedy. So much lost.
    It is going to take years to repair it.
     
  11. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Oh dear, it’s around 850 years old isn’t it? Very sad
     
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    That's sad :(

    Ray
     
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    It looks like Lord Frollo has been getting a bit too friendly with the fireplace again...

    In all seriousness though it's a tragedy what has happened, I've just taken a quick look online and apparently the fire services are saying that it could be doubtful that the building can be saved now.
     
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    Deadshot For Queen For Country and For Us

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    No mistake me thinks done deliberately and you don't need to be Einstein to figure out who's more than likely responsible.
     
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    Utter rubbish ... most likely linked to the restoration work
     
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    They've just announced that they believe most of the stone structure may be safe, but that the wooden structure and many of the content's fate is as yet unknown.
     
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    A shame, but I don't know where I really stand.

    A bloody good innings, but all things come to an end, that is life. They will rebuild, but at that point to me it means nothing, it's just a replica. Like walking down the Thames and pretending that the Globe is the real deal.
     
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    I’m inclined to agree. A piece of history has half gone, but it’s the reason modern day construction is fireclad steel and concrete.
     
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    My youngest niece goes to the Sorbonne and has been watching the fire for hours now ... everyone is absolutely devastated and effectively gone into mourning. The end of 850 years of history, but I truly hope it can be rebuilt.
     
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    That'sy point though, and my area of contention. It has a significant history, and I hope it can be rebuilt to highlight its history but it can no longer be history. From now on it will unfortunately just be a reimactmemt.
     

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