A Part Of European History Is Burning Down – Notre Dame In Paris On Fire

It was a great shock today when the news reported that the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is on fire.

Notre Dame fire: What we know

  • A major fire erupted at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Monday.
  • The cathedral, which was undergoing renovations, suffered extensive damage.
  • Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire.
  • No deaths have been reported.
  • Notre Dame construction began in 1163 and was completed in 1345.

The iconic spire at the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has collapsed after a major fire broke out Monday. A Video showed part of the roof of the cathedral collapsing into itself as the fire rages on.

“Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame,” Notre Dame spokesperson Andre Finot told French media, according to the Associated Press. By Monday evening, Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet told reporters he believes firefighters have managed to save the cathedral’s landmark rectangular towers from the blaze.
Gallet said, “We now believe that the two towers of Notre Dame have been saved,” Reuters news agency reported. “We now consider that the main structure of Notre Dame has been saved and preserved.” There was still a risk that some of the interior structures could collapse, he said.

(Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-paris-collapse-live-updates-today-2019-04-15/)

It is horrible! I who have seen this amazing building several times and felt the unusual spirit of what was within these walls. In my opinion, the emotions in this church might have been caused by millions of prayers, by shiny eyes, fascinated thoughts, and Christian comfort.

My heart is bleeding that the world might be losing one of the most fascinating historical buildings still existing. I pray that this won’t happen and that today’s generation and the next ones will have to chance to see what I saw, to feel what I felt and to experience what millions of people experience year by year…

May the world see this miracle of architectural art back in its old varnish and glory, the way it once was, we all knew it – and how it hopefully once will be again.

Picture courtesy of: MSN.com


14 thoughts on “A Part Of European History Is Burning Down – Notre Dame In Paris On Fire

    1. Yes, it is. It came as a shock. What I don’t understand is, how a stone building can burn this way? I know the fire started in the part they’re renovating. But still… the fire was far too big… I was horrified.


    1. You know, every fire is terrible. There’s so much destruction… not merely ‘things’… mostly it’s homes, memories, a roof over heads, sometimes even lives… You’re right… how does the resonspible person feel? We know we would feel horrible and guilty… but unfortunately there are people that simply don’t care. They have this “It was an accident… so what?”-attitude and I don’t understand it.

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    1. Yes, it is. This church is a monument. An extraordinary sigh of archirectural art. From what I read a couple days ago, the upper of the rose windows melted and the lower was damaged too. I cried… Windows that have survived all these times, survived storms, wars, even vandalism… and now they’re destroyed…

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  1. I watched with deep sadness, the events that unfolded last night. I have seen that magnificent cathedral a number of times, and was privileged to get tickets to a concert in there a couple of years ago.
    Next week I am going to Paris with friends who have never been before. I am sad that they won’t be able to see it in its full glory. It’s not just the view we most often see. That seems to remain, but the building from all sides was magnificent.
    I’m glad they have managed to save most of the art and relics, though.

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