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Notre Dame

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by pmmg, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. pmmg

    pmmg Dark Lord

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    Ah man....

    The history. I know nothing lasts forever, but this is not something that should not happen.

    Lot of stories and art based just on this place.


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  2. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    So sad :(
     
  3. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Valar Lord

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    It was [IS let's be hopeful] even more spectacular when you got close up. I got some nice pictures of the Saint Statues when I was last in Paris.
     
  4. pmmg

    pmmg Dark Lord

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    The first article I saw had said the main tower had already fallen over. Fire crews were trying to rescue artwork, and all the bronze statues had already been removed prior to the renovation. But...never know if first anything can be trusted. I would think the stone portions would be okay, just darker, but I am not sure how much is really stone.
     
  5. Ban

    Ban Staff Article Team

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    Most of what has been destroyed so far was already being renovated, with other sections destroyed being relatively recent renovations from the 19th century. As long as the whole structure doesn't collapse, it should be possible to rebuild it in the span of a decade or two.

    Not to say it doesn't suck, but it will be fine soon enough. Plus, how often do you get to see a fire like that? Just another part of history unfolding before us (with new fantastic stories around it surely to follow).
     
  6. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Valar Lord

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    Working out how much damage the fire, heat and water has done to the stone work will take some time. There was a fairly big fire inside the North Bell Tower for a while last night from what I've read/seen.
     
  7. pmmg

    pmmg Dark Lord

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    Its that damn hunchback, smoking in bed again.
     
  8. Dark Huntress

    Dark Huntress Journeyman

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    We lived in Paris for five years. Notre Dame was where I went to sketch. My hear is broken over this devastation. So much lost.
     
  9. Darkfantasy

    Darkfantasy Mystagogue

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    It's sad. I really, really wanted to go there and now I'll never see it in it's original form. Gutted for all the people that it meant so much to as well.
    But really, it's just a building, the loss of human and animal life is what I really weep for.
     

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