Just broke on MSNBC. Clips look horrifying.
Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire!
|by Anonymous||reply 75||Last Tuesday at 7:04 AM|
It’s not as bad as it looks, already under control.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Monday at 9:17 AM|
here is a photo
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Monday at 9:17 AM|
That fucking Hunchback.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Monday at 9:20 AM|
anyone know what caused it?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Monday at 9:20 AM|
Daily Fail's on it -
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Monday at 9:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Monday at 9:21 AM|
Doesn’t white smoke mean flames are dying out?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Monday at 9:22 AM|
Must’ve been a metric fuckton of incense.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Monday at 9:23 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Monday at 9:23 AM|
Some nuns were smoking.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Monday at 9:24 AM|
Where the fuck are the FIRE FIGHTERS??!!
I don't see any water anywhere!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Monday at 9:31 AM|
Saint Sulpice was aflame on March 17th.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Monday at 9:34 AM|
If there was contracted work going on they could have been behind schedule and would have had to pay a fine. Arson could hide this.
Or it could be Muslim immigrants.
Or it could have been anti Muslim immigrants.
Or a smoker carelessly throwing his butt on an alter cloth.
What ever caused it It's the will of our Lord.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Monday at 9:34 AM|
That spire is going to topple over - MSNBC saying debris and ash falling like hail, even 200 yards away -
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Monday at 9:34 AM|
This is beyond tragic.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Monday at 9:35 AM|
The spire is about to collapse
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Monday at 9:36 AM|
They started building it in 1160 and it was completed one hundred years later in 1260. Crazy that it’s that old.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Monday at 9:38 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Monday at 9:39 AM|
Wasn't it destroyed during the French Revolution and rebuilt or something. I blame this on Judge Frollo and his lust for Esmerelda.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Monday at 9:40 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Monday at 9:41 AM|
Has anyone ever been in there? The cause could be the million candles they have lit.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Monday at 9:42 AM|
I hope someone saved the Easter Eggs!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Monday at 9:42 AM|
[quote] Has anyone ever been in there?
No. No one has.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Monday at 9:43 AM|
White smoke means a new pope is elected, oui? Non?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Monday at 9:44 AM|
Most likely caused by some sort of modern electrical equipment. We forget that these buildings were not meant to contain electrical wiring and such.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Monday at 9:44 AM|
[quote] White smoke means a new pope is elected, oui?
In Avignon perhaps.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Monday at 9:44 AM|
If it wasn't arson, that is.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Monday at 9:44 AM|
The spire is almost completely gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Monday at 9:45 AM|
Notre Dame is an insatiable bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Monday at 9:47 AM|
Live pictures on BBC are awful. It's completely out of control and destroying the roof. Spreading rapidly. So sad. They are saying it may have been caused by the restoration works.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Monday at 9:51 AM|
We've had four buildings, one historic, burn down in town over the last year because of construction work carelessness. That's what caused the gas leak and explosion in Durham NC recently, too.
You'd think they would be more careful with Notre Dame, but apparently not. Horrifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Monday at 9:54 AM|
They repaired Windsor Castle after that huge fire and made it better than ever. They'll do the same thing with the Cathedral. They're probably looking at a couple hundred million in repair costs.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Monday at 9:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Monday at 9:55 AM|
"Somebody did something in Paris today"
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Monday at 9:56 AM|
Jesus, R34, why do you choose to be an absolutely worthless piece of shit? Go troll somewhere else.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Monday at 9:57 AM|
Where the fuck are the fire fighters? Why don't they fly over and spray ?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Monday at 9:57 AM|
A lot is irreplaceable, R32. This is not something easily shrugged off as just a repair-and-replace situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Monday at 9:58 AM|
Trump tweeting they need "flying water tanks" to put the fire out - "must act fast!" Thanks, asshole.
There is no way on earth they can fight this fire - it is working its way downward into the cathedral itself. Ghastly. AND it's almost 8 pm in Paris now.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Monday at 9:58 AM|
fuck you, R35
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Monday at 9:58 AM|
The building is 900 years old, R36. It would collapse under the weight of water dropped on it like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Monday at 9:59 AM|
You see the fire.
Repair and replace is all that there is.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Monday at 10:00 AM|
Old, dangerous church on fire in Paris, Sad. Thoughts and prayers yada yada. Too bad it wasn't a Trump Tower, they don't burn. No collusion, Happy Easter.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Monday at 10:00 AM|
No big loss, it smelled musty.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Monday at 10:00 AM|
Not really sure why the "whatever" and "so what, they'll replace it with something better" guy is even on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Monday at 10:01 AM|
If every firefighter in France showed up they wouldn't be able to extinguish that fire. The spire falling inside is going to make it so much worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Monday at 10:01 AM|
The cathedral is made of stone. Wood parts may burn, glass may melt, but the stone structure will remain. I worry most about the stained glass, it's so difficult and expensive to replace.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Monday at 10:07 AM|
Notre Dame is built on the site of two previous churches.
So it is already a 'repair and replace' situation.
It was trashed in the French Revolution and received significant restoration at that time.
Life goes on.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Monday at 10:08 AM|
The stained glass and artwork/relic are the biggest losses here, and I can only assume they held some archives with old texts that can't be replaced and may not yet have been digitized.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Monday at 10:08 AM|
If the fire burns the main floor the pews will burn.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Monday at 10:09 AM|
R46, it’s impossible to replace the quality of that stained glass. They’ll probably just find some way to 3-D print it.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Monday at 10:09 AM|
I feel sick watching this.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Monday at 10:09 AM|
News reports say it's just the tower that's in flames.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Monday at 10:10 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Monday at 10:10 AM|
Built in the 12th century and it’s gone. Unbelievable.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Monday at 10:10 AM|
The spire collapsed
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Monday at 10:13 AM|
Entire roof is collapsed.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Monday at 10:15 AM|
Any group claimed responsibility yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Monday at 10:16 AM|
This fire will go all the way to the cellar...sad day
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Monday at 10:18 AM|
I’ve been fortunate to see it twice in the last 3 years... this is tragic!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Monday at 10:19 AM|
So ironic that it's sitting right on the Seine, and they can't get water to that roof.
It's going to get darker soon, which will make the whole thing more difficult.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Monday at 10:20 AM|
Per Twitter, the spire is a reconstruction from the 1800s, after the original spire was removed in the 1780s because of damage.
The cathedral was also heavily damaged during the Revolution and has been restored off and on since the 1830s.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Monday at 10:20 AM|
You think they would have had some more appropriate restoration before now. So depressing. Me, too, R51.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Monday at 10:21 AM|
Listening to Piaf as I type.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Monday at 10:27 AM|
Get trump out NOW.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last Monday at 10:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Monday at 10:34 AM|
Tragic that the Paris Fire Department was not somewhat ready for this...I understand that the scaffolding was a holdback but they were not prepared
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Monday at 10:41 AM|
The entire interior is burning now and first responders are trying to salvage as much of the art and artifacts that they can.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Monday at 10:43 AM|
I bet some people are dancing in the streets.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Monday at 10:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Monday at 11:06 AM|
The Fire Department response looks non-existent! What is it with the French and just giving up with barely a fight?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Monday at 11:14 AM|
Where the bulk of the fire is burning is at the center of the building beneath the spire, which is gone now. The only access to that part of the building is two tiny side streets that flank the cathedral. Imagine having to fight a fire over a hundred foot wall while only being able to move 12 feet back
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Monday at 11:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Monday at 12:19 PM|
Guys, you can't pour tons of water on SANDSTONE without risking the sandstone to literally explode.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Monday at 12:22 PM|
Don't be such a presumptuous git R44. I made the comment about them being able to repair it like they did at Windsor. I did not make any of the other comments you so arrogantly attribute to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||Last Monday at 1:21 PM|
Paris Fire Chief says fat boy Trump's advise on putting out the fire is "risible" or LUDICROUS.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||Last Tuesday at 7:04 AM|