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    Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning down...

    NBC News is reporting that firefighters saved the main structure of the cathedral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I haven't. It's... um... it's kind of a dessert! :-)



    The outside is wonderful:



    There are churches like this all through western rural Austria. They all have those wonderful churchyards:

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    That first pic......*exhalesstrongly* Man............
    There should be a couple pics from inside the Chartes Cathedral on my FB page, if you're interested. Nothing from afar as dramatic as the pics Kep posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyeagle View Post
    There should be a couple pics from inside the Chartes Cathedral on my FB page, if you're interested. Nothing from afar as dramatic as the pics Kep posted.
    I will probably scroll though....it's just so majestic, and then the foreground that is so simple...love it.
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    That is hauntingly beautiful.
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    Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning down...

    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    NBC News is reporting that firefighters saved the main structure of the cathedral.
    It does look like the lower half was saved https://heavy.com/news/2019/04/notre...r-fire-photos/

    (I tried to link it, but no success).

    CNN is showing similar pictures- perhaps the lower part was saved by the pure size of the structure... We will see over the next few days,

    (edit- aparch just posted the same pic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    Imagine being hired to renovate an 800+ year old cathedral and burning it down instead.
    Obviously not even in the same ballpark (not even the same sport), but my employer has the largest collection of laboratory mouse strains in the world, some only available from us. In 1989 construction workers started a fire that killed 350,000-500,000 mice. Luckily there were other buildings not affected, but it was a huge blow to biomedical research at the time, possibly jeopardizing >$1B in ongoing research projects at the time.

    How would you like to be that construction worker?

    It was our second devastating fire. In 1947 there was a huge wildfire that destroyed a large number of homes on the island and the lab and wiped out all the mice. This was before cryopreservation of embryos (now we have “backups” of all the important mice, and three different geographic locations with live mice now - two in Maine and one in California). Scientists from all over the world sent mice back to replenish the lines.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/15/us/world-research-disrupted-by-fire.html

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    Even in destruction, there is sometimes beauty....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    NBC News is reporting that firefighters saved the main structure of the cathedral.
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    The front pages of Tuesday's newspapers are coming out.

    The front of Liberation features a picture of the spire at the moment it collapsed with the caption: Notre Drame (Our drama) calling it a national catastrophe.

    https://geographiesenmouvement.blogs....phe-nationale/

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    Please, don't joke like that. I can see that, but that would mean the end of Christian Europe.
    What a pathetic thing to be upset about. You really are just a bigoted human being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    What a pathetic thing to be upset about. You really are just a bigoted human being.
    What Handyman has said is unimportant and I do not hear his words.

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    Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning down...

    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    Even in destruction, there is sometimes beauty....
    And given how bad it looked like the internal damage could have been, that is a surprisingly uplifting picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    And given how bad it looked like the internal damage could have been, that is a surprisingly uplifting picture.
    Yep.
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    Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning down...

    One thing I was getting irked with on the drive home was Brian Williams kept rambling about how the firefighters were just spraying water in and couldn't battle the fire because their equipment couldn't get high enough / lack of water pressure. My first thought was that they were merely trying to wet the stone/timbers down ahead of the fire in an attempt to slow the fire and contain it.

    It's amazing that they were able to keep as much of the superstructure as they were. So glad these very early morning reports are hopeful, as day breaks I'm sure we'll get more reports. *edit* Especially after the initial reports directly from government officials that the building had been lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    What Handyman has said is unimportant and I do not hear his words.
    But you read flaggy and respond to him?

    I think it's time you took a moment for introspection.

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    The water pressure was key to saving the structure, hence people laughing at The Orange One's solution of water tankers. Too much pressure, and the structures would simply collapse.
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    Re: Notre Dame Cathedral is burning down...

    Macron had mentioned, somewhere, he wants to start rebuilding the thing today.

    And here's some funding to help that along: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...ame-cathedral/
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