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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Saving France's 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral came down to a crucial time window of 15-30 minutes, France's deputy interior minister has said.

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The cited article has some good pictures and graphics showing what parts were damaged. Also, this paragraph:

...What about the cathedral's treasures?

Emergency teams managed to rescue valuable artwork and religious items, including what is said to be the crown of thorns worn by Jesus before his crucifixion.

A tunic King Louis IX is said to have worn when he brought the crown of thorns to Paris was also saved. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-16 02:11 PM | Reply

late at night they appear, in the quiet hour
Esmeralda and Quasimodo watch from the tower
age and beauty there, protecting the thorns
destruction and fire...cloven feet and horns
the ages and people Notre Dame watched pass by
laughing or sad and when plans went awry
and the Dames' bells that ring out for all so clear
when the people pass by, with the bells she can hear
stained glass eyes still see, though stained now with tears
the bells are still listening, to people's sadness and fears
in spite of the sorrow i think the Lady would say...
"resurrection, after all, is why we pray,
sadness and loss has shown us friends, and that we're not alone,
Notre Dame will stand...as surely, as he rolled away the stone"

#2 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-16 10:02 PM | Reply

Trump says he's been in contact with the Vatican and he appears to be offering the help of the Trump Organization in managing the rebuilding project. Of course, he'll probably demand signage rights.

Trump Says He Offered His ‘Great Experts' To Pope Francis, Macron To Rebuild Notre Dame

www.huffpost.com

OCU

#3 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-04-17 04:13 PM | Reply

Trump Says He Offered His ‘Great Experts' To Pope Francis, Macron To Rebuild Notre Dame

The bloated child rapist should be more concerned about installing sprinklers in his buildings to prevent more deaths.

www.theguardian.com

#4 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-04-17 05:19 PM | Reply

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