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    Default Notre Dame Cathedral on Fire

    What a terrible thing to happen to such a beautiful and historic building. They say the cause is believed to be connected to renovation work going on. These renovators have a lot to answer for, this poor cathedral - Windsor Castle and the Mackintosh Building in Glasgow - all under renovation when set on fire and badly damaged. There must be some pretty careless individuals working in historic building renovation.
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    Hello Chris
    Well its early Morning here and i have just driven my Wife and her friend to the station ,only to hear on tyhe News that terrible tragedy!
    Oh my goodness it is such a sad loss ,what a wonderful old Building that was with so much History,it will be a very sad loss to all the French People and many others around the World.
    I was just about to post about it when I saw yours
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    Have been sitting watching it burn on the TV for about the last 2 hours and still feeling very sad at the loss of such a magnificent and historic structure that is nigh on impossible to replace.

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    Via: The RBL Paris Branch:

    The RBL Paris Branch is shocked to see the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral. We have been holding Remembrance Services every year in the Cathedral since 1919. Our thoughts go out to the Cathedral Staff, the Archbishop of Paris, and the firefighters. This is so upsetting to see.

    I have worked closely with the Paris branch and assisted to ensure initially the red ensign and then an actual
    MN Standard were presented and took part in the services at Notre Dame and other events.

    Sad day.

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    Notre Dame was one of many cathedrals and churches built in France by the Templars.
    There is a statue of Joan of Arc dating back to the 15th century inside the cathedral erected by Templars who escaped from being imprisoned and got rid off.

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    Caroline Clopet

    Oh Our Lady of Notre Dame de Paris,
    You have welcomed and embraced Us
    Into your Arms for 100 years.
    Since the End of World War I.
    You have been home to our Ceremonies of Remembrance
    Where we have cried for our Dead
    You have been our Cathedral
    In times of Need & Remembrance since 1919
    You are a part of Us, and have always been there
    To comfort our brave Soldiers and Members
    For all those years, and for those before us,
    Since a thousand years.
    And Today, We Cry for You, Our Cathedral
    Our beloved Lady of Notre Dame de Paris
    Such a Beautiful Cathedral, with a timeless soul

    Caroline Clopet, RBL Paris Branch

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    Really sad to see such a lovely cathedral destroyed by fire after surviving for 850 years, we've had our own
    near disasters with York Minster and Windsor Castle but thankfully they were caught in time. John Collier

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    How very Sad such beauty, all gone. A very Sad sight .

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    The number of incidents where buildings being renovated the go up in flames is a concern.

    This cathedral is not just for France, but is seen by so many as apart of history there for all.
    Similar with the Vatican, Canterbury Cathedral and so many others.

    To lose such an identity is to lose part of our history.
    It can be restored, man now ahs the knowledge to do so and the technology for it.
    But finding stone masons and carpenters who know how to reassemble such may well prove to be a hard task.
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    Well not much consulation I guess but finally they fire is out! Thank goodness for small mercies!
    But now where from here,i read also the the French President vows to restore the Cathederal but as said I wonder if they can replicate things ! Time will tell ,like Doctors they can do some marvellous things on restorations not counting Fires!


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