Devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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Devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:01 pm

An incredibly horrific event playing out live on television and through photos & posts on social media :(

The building has been on this site for more that 800 years and for many is considered the "heart of Paris".

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A "traditional" photo of the iconic building from Piper Gilles
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Re: Devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm

Photos from 2014 by Danielle Earl

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Re: Devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:44 pm

Amazingly, the altar and the cross in the middle photo from Danielle above are still standing. There is a hole in the vault above and the remains of the steeple that came through the vault are scattered in front of the altar but many of the seats, etc. are apparently unscathed!! There is still fire burning between the vault and the roof frame but apparently the thin stone vault held throughout much of the structure :o

This is one of the recent photos from inside the Cathedral, including one of the heroic fire fighters, posted on the Cathedral's Twitter account

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