Notre Dame is Burning – Positive Thoughts & Support

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From BBC

Posted at 18:3318:33
Fire ‘under control’
The blaze at the cathedral has now been brought under control, says a spokesperson for the firefighters at the scene

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Just wanted to send some positive thoughts out to the French players - and any citizen of the world; this is much more than a landmark. It’s inextricably woven into the soul of Paris and the consciousness of the world.

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The BBC has excellent real-time coverage: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-47942176

Thanks @Kerridoc

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Terrible just seen it on net, sad sad day, beautiful building and so much history all! gone.

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It’s a sad day for the world. I just saw video of the steeple coming down. I hope they can save at least some of it!

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I went to Paris years ago and Notre Damme was an amazing visit.

Today is a very sad day. My best wishes for french people.

I’ll go again next summer.

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My heart goes out to all our players there. What a horrible loss of history and community that cannot be replaced. Last I saw, they were trying to save as much of the works of art as was possible. I hope they are successful…

:heart: from the US

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So sad! I’ve many happy memories from my staying in Paris.
Hope they can save as much as possible.

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I weep for this tremendous loss to civilization. I have had the privilege of being in one of the rare US choirs permitted to sing the main Sunday mass in this beautiful, iconic church, and I am filled with the memories of its magical sound and sights. I am sure that the magnificent pipe organ will be lost, as well as so much else of irreplaceable value.

The BBC has excellent real-time coverage: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-47942176

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I didn’t even think of the organ…

I watched a documentary of The Amber Room, lost in WW2. Took decades, but the Russians were able to recreate much of from pictures. It’s not the same - but gives hope that we may once again see some of the sites we’ve lost in the last 20-30 years.

From what I understand, even the cliff Buddha’s are being jigsawed back together in an undisclosed warehouse with the backing of folks like Spielberg …

#hope

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Thank you so much for your comments toward us , the French players.

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Yes, the organ pipes are probably lost, they are made in tin and lead…lead like the arrow that was destroyed. Some stained glass are destroyed too.
But firemen do their very best. Proud of them.

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Heartbroken. My thoughts go out to the people of France and everyone else in the world who held the Cathedral dear to their hearts.

-e

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Sadly, the news just confirmed your fear :disappointed_relieved: You are fortunate to have experienced the beauty of it… I’m sure it was inspiring to hear.

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Posted at 18:3318:33
Fire ‘under control’
The blaze at the cathedral has now been brought under control, says a spokesperson for the firefighters at the scene

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such sad news! definitely sending positive zaps…

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I couldn’t believe it when I heard this. Just sat slack-jawed staring at tv. Such a monumental loss. I hope that enough survived that it can be restored.

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Prayers and condolences to our French members and all those who have loved this beautiful, peaceful place.
Blessings, Azure

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I’m hearing mixed reports of damage on the cathedral’s primary pipe organ. There were three, so I still hold out hope that this titan survived intact enough to be restored.

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It is very sad new… no word can express what I feel… :cry:

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First pics coming out -

Grand organ is unconfirmed -

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I still don’t understand how it could happen.

A church is just a building. As long as there are not people involved it’s ok and can be reconstruct.

But man if it is a shame.

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