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Notre Dame is on fire !

Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Were you smoking?
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Apparently the renovation included 250 tons of lead on the roof. That will have destroyed much of what lies below the roof.
  3. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    The firegighters have been concentrating on resucing any art than can be reached without walking through rain of molton lead, apparantly
  4. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    So fast! The whole roof went in the time it took us to eat our chips.
  5. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    So sad. Most important thing though, were there any people trapped inside?
    nizebaby and les25paul like this.
  6. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    you will be among the last ever to do that @LondonCanary
    nomad likes this.
  7. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Yes when I was watching earlier it was just the roof and then within a very short space of time the spire caught fire and then was gone. :(
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    In my lifetime.
  9. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I hope Quasimodo's alright.
    blazer likes this.
  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Hope they had it insured
  11. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    The videos on the BBC News page show the destruction. Dreadful.
  12. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Whatever one’s views on religion, losing the history and culture of such a building has to be seen as a tragedy.
    InkyP, nomad and Dragonlady30 like this.
  13. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I hadn't thought of that. I didn't go in as the queue was crazy, like 200m after 17:00.
    nomad likes this.
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Fire has spread to a belltower.
    nomad likes this.
  15. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Horrible moment but amazing picture

    oldsomeman and Dragonlady30 like this.
  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Not something to 'like' but an iconic photograph.
  17. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    A thousand years of history burns away before our eyes.
  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Iconic as nomad says... tragic ...
  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    The videos of people singing hymns as they watch are quite moving.
    Lara mfl 05 and artboyusa like this.
  20. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    God helped them, I suppose? Sent some torrential rain?
    Perhaps he was angered that his place of worship is now a pay-up tourist trap.

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