Blue Bombers Forum
July 18, 2019, 07:26:46 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Notre Dame Cathedral  (Read 547 times)
New_Earth_Mud
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11335


My Past iz Muddy


« on: April 15, 2019, 07:15:06 PM »

So sad to see this
Logged

#35.... The Godfather of Swag
ModAdmin
Administrator
*****
Posts: 10047


Reaves,Cameron,Riley,Walby - Blue Bomber Legends


« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 07:22:26 PM »

With Easter coming soon.  Absolutely a tragic and devastating situation, not only for Christians but people in general.
Logged

"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one." - John Wooden
New_Earth_Mud
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11335


My Past iz Muddy


« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 07:28:21 PM »

With Easter coming soon.  Absolutely a tragic and devastating situation, not only for Christians but people in general.


I agree...  sad to see something 850 years old burn like it is.
Logged

#35.... The Godfather of Swag
Jesse
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 13089



« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 11:01:19 AM »

The videos are incredibly upsetting.

The flames were out of control. Doesn't leave much hope.
Logged

My wife is amazing!
blue_or_die
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6884



« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 12:13:59 PM »

Yeah, just horrible. I really wanted to see this beaut.

It looks like they lost the spire and a good part of the roof, but the towers and crown are in tact. Lots of outside money coming in to support a restoration, so it sounds salvageable, luckily.
Logged
blue_gold_84
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 28220


Fort Hew


« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 03:15:52 PM »

Absolutely devastating. Fortunately, it sounds like it'll be rebuilt.
Logged

#forthew

#risetogether

You can't fix stupid.
New_Earth_Mud
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11335


My Past iz Muddy


« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 03:37:14 PM »

Absolutely devastating. Fortunately, it sounds like it'll be rebuilt.


Dont think there was any doubt it would be rebuilt. Even if it burned to the ground it would still be rebuilt.
Logged

#35.... The Godfather of Swag
blue_gold_84
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 28220


Fort Hew


« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 03:44:04 PM »

Dont think there was any doubt it would be rebuilt. Even if it burned to the ground it would still be rebuilt.

For sure. It's just nice to see the outpouring of generosity in order to do it.
Logged

#forthew

#risetogether

You can't fix stupid.
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 28259



« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 03:56:20 PM »

Will they try to keep it the same, or will they update it to modern architecture, or a blend? 

The church certainly has the funds, and money is already pouring in from rich people around he world...  and you can bet French construction companies would be all over providing free materials / labour. 

It was a tragic event, from a historical and architectural standpoint.  Not many building survive that long.

On the lighter side, it did make for some awesome comedy, with Trump tweeting out that they should use "flying water tankers" to put out the fire... which would have destroyed the structure and imperiled neighboring structures and rescue workers. 
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
New_Earth_Mud
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11335


My Past iz Muddy


« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 03:59:36 PM »

For sure. It's just nice to see the outpouring of generosity in order to do it.


Agree....  700 mill in a day is pretty good id say.
Logged

#35.... The Godfather of Swag
New_Earth_Mud
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11335


My Past iz Muddy


« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 04:04:13 PM »

Will they try to keep it the same, or will they update it to modern architecture, or a blend? 

The church certainly has the funds, and money is already pouring in from rich people around he world...  and you can bet French construction companies would be all over providing free materials / labour. 

It was a tragic event, from a historical and architectural standpoint.  Not many building survive that long.

On the lighter side, it did make for some awesome comedy, with Trump tweeting out that they should use "flying water tankers" to put out the fire... which would have destroyed the structure and imperiled neighboring structures and rescue workers. 



It will be rebuilt the same.... except the forest roof. They dont have trees like that in France anymore.
Logged

#35.... The Godfather of Swag
Jockitch
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3668



« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 07:05:10 PM »

Lucky enough to have seen it at 13 yrs old & then, as a young adult, with my buddies while doing Europe on $5. a day, per Arthur Frommer's book

It was a captivating site & certainly made me pause & ponder about the conviction it took to build such a long lasting historical place.
Now, yesterday, it held my attention in a most sorrowful awe.

Cannot pretend to imagine what the loss means to Parisians, devout followers of the faith & those who appreciated it's artistic offerings
Logged

BOMBERS ARE GREY CUP BOUND
               
     HUSTLE & MUSCLE IN "19"
theaardvark
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 28259



« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2019, 07:31:38 PM »

With new technology and materials, and an unlimited budget, they should be able to make something special...   a billion dollars raised already, in one day...  yikes. 
Logged

Unabashed positron.  Blue koolaid in my fridge.  I wear my blue sunglasses at night.  Homer, d'oh.
BlueInCgy
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1062


« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2019, 07:58:19 PM »

As someone who's been fortunate enough to visit a lot of cathedrals in Europe, and having been to the Notre Dame twice, yes, it was devastating to watch, especially given the fact it has survived so much over the years.  Not only to the building, but also to the contents inside.  You can rebuild the structure, but you can't replace the historical contents lost.

As far as the rebuild goes, I hope they do something along the lines of the rebuild the Germans did with the church in Dresden which blew apart (from the heat of the bombing raid, not the actual bombs, wrap your head around that).  Every piece of structure which could be salvaged was, and where they could not they replicated.  They then reassembled the structure (not cleaning the old pieces, so there's a clear distinction between old and new), and it's a very effective tribute to what it was once.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 08:31:18 PM by BlueInCgy » Logged
Throw Long Bannatyne
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6395



« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 05:33:04 PM »

Poor Quasimodo.  Cry
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!