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All Works of Art In Notre Dame SAVED!

Good news: all the works of art were saved. The treasure of the Cathedral is intact, the Crown of thorns, the Holy sacraments

Source: father Frederick, priest for two years in ND.

by Anonymousreply 2904/16/2019

That was stashed away long before this fire, though. It's mostly the architecture that people are mourning, I think, not some kitschy Catholic baubles.

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2019

Great that they got the artwork out! And now for the restoration of the cathedral...…….

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2019

I'm most worried about the windows

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2019

The most irreplaceable works of art are the huge stunning thousand year old stained glass windows and those, I'm afraid, are toast.

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2019

OP Art? Those are trinkets, the building is the art

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2019

It didn't look like all the rose windows were blown out to me. Some.

Also, the cathedral doesn't even need that "main spire".

They were dousing the towers with water through the hole thing, and they are intact, no?

by Anonymousreply 604/15/2019

just posting this here

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2019

I just hope the walls hold. The roof and ceiling were part of the support system for the walls.

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2019

Mon Dieu!

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2019

r7. Where you did find this?

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2019

....

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2019

The water constantly spraying on that and its not out? What the hell went wrong there?

I hope Versailles has something better in place to put out an attic fire.

by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2019

R10 it's from the other thread.

by Anonymousreply 1304/15/2019

You could see flames in the towers and smoke was pouring out of the top of them so they're unlikely to be unscathed. Also the main structure will be weakened without the roof since the walls require the force of the roof to push against the flying buttresses.

by Anonymousreply 1404/15/2019

[quote]the Crown of thorns

the FAKE Crown of thorns

That could have burned. Some nun probably put that together in 1300 A.D.

by Anonymousreply 1504/15/2019

A fake from 1300 AD is a historic relic in itself by 2019 AD, R15.

by Anonymousreply 1604/15/2019

I thought the fire was a raging inferno? How did they get the works of art out? I’m thinking they were already out for the renovation and stored elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 1704/15/2019

I used to go for the veille de Noël in the 80's, before Paris was completely overrun with massive tourism 12 months of the year. It was magical.

by Anonymousreply 1804/15/2019

All of the windows are gone, lead melts at a low temp.

by Anonymousreply 1904/15/2019

I find this very hard to believe.

by Anonymousreply 2004/15/2019

Well, this is a ray of sunshine. Thank God. I’ve been depressed about this. It’s a horrific disaster that will still take 20 years or more to rebuild, but at least this!

by Anonymousreply 2104/15/2019

OP, What works of art are there? Do you mean relics?

by Anonymousreply 2204/15/2019

I do too R20. It’s clear the damage is really being underplayed.

by Anonymousreply 2304/15/2019

I guess I take that back, the damage really doesn’t look that bad. It looks like just the roof suffered.

by Anonymousreply 2404/16/2019

Macron says it will be rebuilt within 5 years. Hope he can get it done.

by Anonymousreply 2504/16/2019

What’s the final work on the stained glass?

by Anonymousreply 2604/16/2019

*word?

by Anonymousreply 2704/16/2019

Only five years? Sagrada Familia isn't slated for completion until '26.

by Anonymousreply 2804/16/2019

Sagrada Familia is not an important church.

by Anonymousreply 2904/16/2019
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