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Offline Black Country Pride

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Notre-Dame de Paris
« on: April 15, 2019, 07:37:52 PM »
I don't think it is hyperbole to say that this really is heart-breaking. What a disaster.

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 08:02:30 PM »
I don't think it is hyperbole to say that this really is heart-breaking. What a disaster.

Absolutely. Stunning stunning building steeped in history.

Sad stuff...
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 08:35:37 PM »
Terrorist attack according to Twitter.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 08:56:14 PM »
Terrorist attack according to Twitter.
That just sums up social media.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 08:59:02 PM »
Terrorist attack according to Twitter.
accident during renovation I’m hearing. Though government will use anything to blame the Gillet Jeunes id imagine.

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 08:59:44 PM »
Terrorist attack according to Twitter.

Suggestions is it is related to renovation works, but a tragedy, nonetheless.

Took the wife to Paris for our 25th wedding anniversary and visited the Cathedral, it is an awesome piece of architecture. 
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 09:23:53 PM »
This is such devastating news. The cathedral is an iconic building in Paris.
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Re: Notre-Dame de Paris
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 09:31:48 PM »
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Among loss after loss in the Notre Dame fire, the wood-timber roof, which has survived since 12/13th centuries, is the greatest loss. Medieval craftsmen built it using 5,000 oak trees. It lasted til tonight.

In terms of historic iconic buildings, this is an horrendous tragedy and loss
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 09:45:18 PM »
Awful news. Such an iconic building :(

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 11:30:34 PM »
firefighters have saved what they can and Macron announces it will be rebuilt.

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 06:47:09 AM »
Lots of history up in smoke.
Hope Quasi got out ok.
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 08:17:18 AM »
Lots of history up in smoke.
Hope Quasi got out ok.

Chauvinist, no thought for Esmeralda  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2019, 09:46:50 AM »
Lots of history up in smoke.
Hope Quasi got out ok.
Quasi is ok...It was another dead ringer who died.  :P

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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2019, 10:08:17 AM »
Its a tragedy it really is

Only glimmer of hope is that the rebuild will mean it remains an iconic building for another 850 years at least
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 10:48:16 AM »
Awful news, i saw it in 1973, on of the worlds iconic buildings.

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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 11:09:51 AM »
Terrorist attack according to Twitter.

Makes me angry that people make BS up like this.

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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 11:19:53 AM »
Makes me angry that people make BS up like this.
apparently it was media website algorithms that made the link to 9/11 and it got carried by that.

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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 12:50:25 PM »
Who was renovating it, the Trotters? I bet they will get plenty of work in the future.

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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2019, 02:12:29 PM »
Makes me angry that people make BS up like this.


Just heard on 5 live it was started deliberately, so let's wait and see.
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2019, 02:57:26 PM »

Just heard on 5 live it was started deliberately, so let's wait and see.

Regardless, those on Twitter know nothing more than anybody else. Whatever they are saying is unsubstantiated.

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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2019, 03:46:38 PM »
Usually due to hot work or like with the cutty Sark refurbishment, a lamp left on, plus often during refurbishment, fire detection may be partially disabled.
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« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 04:34:25 PM »
I've just read that fortunately the three main stained-glass windows have survived intact, though a lot of priceless original wooden features will have been lost.
It looks an almighty mess at the moment, but I really think it's only the roof that has gone.
There are plenty of French millionaires falling over themselves to pay for the restoration.
It will take time and money and a lot of work, but I really think it will be rebuilt as good, if not better, than before.

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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 04:52:39 PM »
I've just read that fortunately the three main stained-glass windows have survived intact, though a lot of priceless original wooden features will have been lost.
It looks an almighty mess at the moment, but I really think it's only the roof that has gone.
There are plenty of French millionaires falling over themselves to pay for the restoration.
It will take time and money and a lot of work, but I really think it will be rebuilt as good, if not better, than before.
hopefully they build it quicker this time around, I don’t think people will accept waiting 200 years to see it finished.

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Re: Notre-Dame de Paris
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2019, 07:19:32 PM »
It was a very sorry picture to watch in such an historic cathedral,although when my wife and I last visited some 27 years ago,we felt it was a very dark cold place.
My personal interest is with the old wooden beam structures which were amazing.
Very sad and I thought the French people who were staring in disbelief then broke into singing I thought they were class.

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Re: Notre-Dame de Paris
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2019, 10:23:02 PM »
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-16/notre-dame-fire-paris-france/
Macron pledges fire-ravaged Parisian cathedral will be rebuilt within five years.

That is great.
Someone who can get things moving.
This generation have better and more powerful equipment that all those from many hundreds of years ago.
It is feasable.