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    Default Fire at Notre Dame

    So sad to see this treasure in the center of Paris burning tonight. Photos from my visit 13 months ago, and never to be seen again.

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    Thank you for sharing. It was quite a shock to see the video of the fire today, while I was at work. What a loss.

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    What a heartbreaking loss. I was just in Paris last month and enjoyed seeing it once again. It will be missed.

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    Thank you for sharing your excellent photos, Red. Heartbreaking indeed. Fund raising for reconstruction is already in the planning stage.
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    I’m in Paris every year (in fact am flying there tomorrow) but usually skip Notre Dame because of the crowds. I regret that choice now, knowing there will never be another opportunity.

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    I believe I read an article that the saints were taken down over a week ago. There was a picture of a crane lifting one down. Also there's an article that the fire brigade made a human chain to save many of the priceless artifacts a lot like what was done when Windsor burned. I'm sure it will be rebuilt.

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    What a sadness, and such a great loss for all the World!!
    We are collapsed, the heart broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrot Lady View Post
    I’m in Paris every year (in fact am flying there tomorrow) but usually skip Notre Dame because of the crowds. I regret that choice now, knowing there will never be another opportunity.
    I might not have gone myself, but I asked my massage lady and friend what she wanted for a souvenir from Paris and she asked for a rosary from the Notre Dame. So, while I spent considerable time at the gift shop in the back, I also took the opportunity to reflect in the magnificence of this incredible structure. Heartbreaking loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericw View Post
    What a sadness, and such a great loss for all the World!!
    We are collapsed, the heart broken.
    Know that the entire world weeps with the people of France.

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    Thank you Red.
    A tear.

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    This is so sad. We were just there a few months ago

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    This is the world's treasure, a gift from France to civilization and art no matter one's religion. We share your grief Eric and hope the world shares in rebuilding as much as possible.
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    In the day’s light, not as much was lost as was feared. In addition to the extraordinary financial gifts by a couple of owners of French luxury brands, I know that donations will pour in from around the world. Perhaps now, as it’s being rebuilt, repairs can be made for which there wasn’t enough money before. As they are saying, this is just another part of Notre Dame’s long history.

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    The photos were horrifying. I can’t imagine the sadness in the heart of Paris.

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    Such a majestic cathedral... really, one of the grandest. I lit candles in my father's memory there because it was so beautiful and serene. I knew my dad would appreciate it. I'm so glad some parts, including the stained glass windows, were saved!

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