Notre Dame on fire

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  1. Jazzta

    Jazzta Well-Known Member

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    I’m glad they do.
     

  2. b_line

    b_line Well-Known Member

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    So I saw that they saved the structure of the building. It wasn't a total loss.
     
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  3. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    Yep. That's what they'll probably do with Notre Dame. Tons of historic sites have been restored and rebuilt throughout the ages.
     
  4. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    @Jazzta haven't they been rebuilding a church in Barcelona for like 200 years?
     
  5. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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  6. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I completely disagree. A bit insensitive? Sure. But hate speech? Oy.
     
  7. Archie Moses

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    One of my friends posted a pic on Facebook this morning of his view from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In the picture, you can clearly see something burning out in the distance. At the time, we both had no idea of what the fire was from. I learned about it on here. Crazy.
     
  8. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    We went there in 2015. Glad I got to visit it before this happened. Amazing piece of history. Difficult to see this happening. Very sad.
     
  9. Jazzta

    Jazzta Well-Known Member

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    Yep, La Sagrada Familia.
     
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  10. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure that Basilica has been under construction since the 1800's, not being rebuilt.
     
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  11. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    Ah okay. Thought I heard something about a fire.
     
  12. Jazzta

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    Correct, it was designed by architect Antonio Gaudi but due to it's complexity it's still under constructions, estimated to be finished in 2026.
     
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  13. Nate505

    Nate505 Modstapo Lite Staff Member

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    It is one of the greatest places I've ever visited, and I'm an agnostic. From the smell of the incense when you walk in to the amazing architecture, you could just feel the history when you walk in. I hope that magic is recaptured when it's rebuilt, and I'm glad the towers (at least for now) will survive.
     
  14. Nate505

    Nate505 Modstapo Lite Staff Member

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    The other most amazing places I've ever visited, but in a totally different way. The reliefs on the building are absolutely stunning, and the stained glass interior is magnificent, but it has the exact opposite feeling of Notre Dame in the sense that it feels like an empty building that's not really being used (well other than the massive amounts of tourists that look in it).
     
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  15. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Have you ever had your family starved and forced to leave their country because they spoke out against the church? So a cleric can sit in a temple made of gold? I have, I'm not going to pretend this organisation is anything but what it is. I haven't got a problem with Catholics just the church, place like Notre Dame serve to reinforce the power of the institution, the more diminished their power is in society the better for all of us.
     
  16. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    so very tragic - - but it seems like it's not *quite* as bad as it seemed at first... hopefully this will be something to provide some unity because France has certainly had its share of unrest in the past few months
     
  17. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    the Alhamabra in Granda, Spain is another iconic structure - - overall perhaps not as much grandeur as Notre Dame, at least not in an enclosed space - - it's really impossible to compare to anything in the U.S. because we just don't have structures like these that go back 1000 years
     
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  18. Jazzta

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    I’ve been to the Alhambra, an architectural gem built by the Moors when they ruled most of the Iberian Peninsula until the Reconquista happened. Spain is a crossroads of architectural influences from all the different cultures and peoples who have laid foot on her.
     
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  19. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    Some good news:



     
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  20. Jack Strop

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    Here I thought the basketball team was raining down shots. Then I remembered March madness was over.
     
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