Notre Dame Cathedral Catches Fire

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Notre Dame Cathedral Catches Fire
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    Haven't seen the Notre Dame personally, but this feels sad.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

      Haven't seen the Notre Dame personally, but this feels sad.
      Yeah, me too.
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    Yeah, damm hunchback.

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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Yeah, damm hunchback.

      I haven't heard of him, but Googled him and definitely rings a bell...
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    I so do not believe that it was just a mistake. Somebody did this, cmon!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Shane - it's not funny.





    This was a tremendous loss, though at least some of the building was saved. My Grandson texted me about it - he had visited the cathedral on a high school tour of Europe and had talked about how impressive it was. The importance of that building could be seen on faces of the crowds watching the fire.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

    I haven't heard of him, but Googled him and definitely rings a bell...
    Yeah, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, (Disney movie) had a similar fate, although it did have the animated statues, (comedy relief) and the hunchbacks singing lessons, and longing for a hot date, (which happens in the second video, pfft,...only in a Disney movie) well an animated movie wasn't as bad as real life, unfortunately.

    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    This was a tremendous loss, though at least some of the building was saved. My Grandson texted me about it - he had visited the cathedral on a high school tour of Europe and had talked about how impressive it was. The importance of that building could be seen on faces of the crowds watching the fire.
    I know Kay, my Mother feels your pain. And they are going to rebuild, although we can never replace an 800 year old gargoyle.

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      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post


      I know Kay, my Mother feels your pain. And they are going to rebuild, although we can never replace an 800 year old gargoyle.

      gargoyle furniture priceless artworks.. i am seeing even many atheists non Catholics who are saddened by the fire ..
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

        i am seeing even many atheists non Catholics who are saddened by the fire ..
        Why wouldn't they be? As the Taj Mahal, The Great Pyramid of Giza or the Parthenon - to quote just a few examples - demonstrate, great architecture transcends religion. It belongs to everyone.
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Why wouldn't they be? As the Taj Mahal, The Great Pyramid of Giza or the Parthenon - to quote just a few examples - demonstrate, great architecture transcends religion. It belongs to everyone.
          Exactly. It is a magnificent building with great works of art. You don't need to be religious to find some things awe inspiring.

          Added later; Art is more than just what the artist produces. It lives on after the artist is gone. Art is what we aspire to. It embodies the best of us. Great art is the best part of the artist....a form of immortality.
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

            Why wouldn't they be? As the Taj Mahal, The Great Pyramid of Giza or the Parthenon - to quote just a few examples - demonstrate, great architecture transcends religion. It belongs to everyone.
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            Exactly. It is a magnificent building with great works of art. You don't need to be religious to find some things awe inspiring.
            i understand that ..and it effected me when i saw the news of the fire yesterday.. i guess i should not have bothered trying to point out to Shane that there is more going on with most people than sadness over the destruction of a few gargoyles ..

            in any case where are we today with out modern tech ..on this planet .. purposely building anything that is for people 200 -1000 year from now .. i mean things of beauty ..
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      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Yeah, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, (Disney movie) had a similar fate, although it did have the animated statues, (comedy relief) and the hunchbacks singing lessons, and longing for a hot date, (which happens in the second video, pfft,...only in a Disney movie) well an animated movie wasn't as bad as real life, unfortunately.



      I know Kay, my Mother feels your pain. And they are going to rebuild, although we can never replace an 800 year old gargoyle.

      I know a town in Ohio where I may be able to lay my hands on an 800 year old Gargoyle.

      Quasimodo left his sandwiches at the Cathedral and rushed in to try and save them, but was beaten back by the flames. He said: "Esmeralda, I've lost The Lunch-Pack of Notre Dame"
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    It's sad but not deeply sad for me. Life goes on. People live and people die. Relics and some glorified artifacts that PEOPLE make important hold little value to me and some others.

    I know that sounds overly cynical but honestly I am just not a "thing" type person to begin with. Never have been and never will be. Just build a new and more better , modern Church. Case solved.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by discrat View Post

    It's sad but not deeply sad for me. Life goes on. People live and people die. Relics and some glorified artifacts that PEOPLE make important hold little value to me and some others.

    I know that sounds overly cynical but honestly I am just not a "thing" type person to begin with. Never have been and never will be. Just build a new and more better , modern Church. Case solved.
    Agreed, but just imagine an asteroid hitting the Earth, (tidal waves, etc) and wiping out these sorts of buildings in one hit! A nuclear war could also do likewise, (from what l last read, it would also destroy our ozone layer so much, that we most likely would go back to the stone ages again).

    If Da Vinci's roof got gutted out then l would feel a little saddened that it was gone, but also reconciled that it lasted for this long, and it had a good run.

    I may joke about gargoyles, but understand a great piece of architecture getting guttered, and the 800 year history that add's a sting.

    But tend to agree with Discrat, it is a thing, and old valuable thing but a building none the less.


    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    I know a town in Ohio where I may be able to lay my hands on an 800 year old Gargoyle.

    Quasimodo left his sandwiches at the Cathedral and rushed in to try and save them, but was beaten back by the flames. He said: "Esmeralda, I've lost The Lunch-Pack of Notre Dame"
    Thanks Mark that was a terrible attempt at black humor.

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  • Profile picture of the author MaxFeerden
    I have never seen Notre Dame live, but very sad that there was such a fire. I read in the news that it will be restored and valuable items inside the cathedral did not suffer.
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