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Heartbreaking news. I’m just finding out now after returning home from work. 😭

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Heartbreaking. The building itself but also the 800 years of irreplaceable art and artifacts inside.
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Big condolences to our French friends, this is heart-breaking to see

Despite this horrible news and the irreparable damage to the building’s interior, let me look beyond this tragedy in a positive way.

The Gothic style ushered in by the Kingdom of France inspired many other buildings across Europe so thankfully the spark or legacy ignited on the French soil will live on through many other original buildings throughout the continent.

The church will surely be rebuilt, no doubt. Look what happened in 1890 to another stunning Gothic landmark in Europe, the Charles Bridge in Prague.



Today, the bridge is super busy and packed with tourists as if nothing ever happened.
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I'm devastated. Those images are painful to see. Huge loss for culture, art, architecture and history in general, not only for France but for the whole world. Praying they manage to save as much as possible. I wonder which approach they will take regarding reconstruction and intervention in the future.
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Oh my. Even as an atheist, I am heartbroken. Besides Eiffel Tower and Louvre, this is Paris. More than over 800 years of culture being a victim of the flames and they still have no clue how to fight it.

it's like Cologne Cathedral being on fire. Can't even imagine it. France and Paris, stay strong.
TBH, I would be even more mad if the amazing Speyer Cathedral was on fire, as it's the largest preserved Romanesque church in Europe/world.

One of our royal couples even had a wedding there as early as in 1310 and the Czech & Luxembourgish central banks have recently even issued a special commemorative coin to mark the 700th anniversary of the wedding.



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I can't believe I am watching this historical treasure burn to the ground on TV and no one can save it!

Planes from all over Europe should be dropping fire-smothering chemicals or something!
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Big condolences to our French friends, this is heart-breaking to see

Despite this horrible news and the irreparable damage to the building’s interior, let me look beyond this tragedy in a positive way.

The Gothic style ushered in by the Kingdom of France inspired many other buildings across Europe so thankfully the spark or legacy ignited on the French soil will live on through many other original buildings throughout the continent.

The church will surely be rebuilt, no doubt. Look what happened in 1890 to another stunning Gothic landmark in Europe, the Charles Bridge in Prague.



Today, the bridge is super busy and packed with tourists as if nothing ever happened.
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The fire was finally calmed down now it seems, almost. The job of firemen is too keep it as cold as possible for the rest of the night. Hats off to these brave men.
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Polish media report the fire dept. said both bell towers will be saved? Let's hope so!

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There is no confirmation whether the interior actually burned, right? The roof structure burned but the vaulting survived luckily. The artworks were supposedly saved.
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The spokesman said nothing will rest of the internal structure.

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