Notre-Dame is burning

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Notre-Dame is burning

Postby Captain Seafort » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:13 pm

Beeb

Spire down, roof down, windows gone, one of the towers threatened, although the main structure is apparently safe.

Jesus wept. Possibly literally.
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Re: Notre-Dame is burning

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:55 pm

Not just Jesus. This is a tragedy for all humanity.
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Re: Notre-Dame is burning

Postby Nutso » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:25 am

I didn't know Notre-Dame was real. There's the American College Football University but, they're the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish. Sucks to see history go down like that.
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Re: Notre-Dame is burning

Postby Angharrad » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:33 pm

I was at a bar and someone mentioned 'tragedy about Notre-Dame'. And one guy said, "They lost a game?" The rest of us just looked at him. Then the bartender told him it had caught fire and was almost completely destroyed.

Then he said, "I didn't know that, the mood got real sober so I thought I'd tell a joke."
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Re: Notre-Dame is burning

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:27 am

I heard about it when it was happening. I was at work and I mentioned it. 50/50 people cared.

For me, I am not religious at all. Hell I am the opposite of it. I am 99% there is no God. But the historical significance of it, the culture, the history, the engineering of it all is just devastating.

It will be rebuilt but never the same. The spire will be built but it will not be built by men and women centuries past but of modern Era. This is like if someone pushed David into the ground. He can be fixed but never the same.
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Re: Notre-Dame is burning

Postby IanKennedy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:54 am

McAvoy wrote:I heard about it when it was happening. I was at work and I mentioned it. 50/50 people cared.

For me, I am not religious at all. Hell I am the opposite of it. I am 99% there is no God. But the historical significance of it, the culture, the history, the engineering of it all is just devastating.

It will be rebuilt but never the same. The spire will be built but it will not be built by men and women centuries past but of modern Era. This is like if someone pushed David into the ground. He can be fixed but never the same.

You say that, but the did a pretty excellent job with York Minster, when that did the same thing.
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Re: Notre-Dame is burning

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 pm

McAvoy wrote:I heard about it when it was happening. I was at work and I mentioned it. 50/50 people cared.

For me, I am not religious at all. Hell I am the opposite of it. I am 99% there is no God. But the historical significance of it, the culture, the history, the engineering of it all is just devastating.

It will be rebuilt but never the same. The spire will be built but it will not be built by men and women centuries past but of modern Era. This is like if someone pushed David into the ground. He can be fixed but never the same.

Well, the spire was from the 19th century, and there's been a lot of rebuilding and renovating of it over the years. This is just another chapter in that book.
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Re: Notre-Dame is burning

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:24 pm

Funny to think that 500 years from now they'll be talking about what a great old ancient building it is, and tour guides will be saying stuff like "Now here's the new spire - it's called that because it's only five hundred years old! Of course this was built after a fire damaged the building badly in the early twenty first century. Now moving on..."
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Re: Notre-Dame is burning

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:45 pm

Graham Kennedy wrote:Funny to think that 500 years from now they'll be talking about what a great old ancient building it is, and tour guides will be saying stuff like "Now here's the new spire - it's called that because it's only five hundred years old! Of course this was built after a fire damaged the building badly in the early twenty first century. Now moving on..."

Yup. It's just one more event in Notre Dame's life. A rather big event, but one of a series.
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