You never think historical shit is going to happen on any random Monday like this. Then it does.
Imagine being the person that burnt down the Notre Dame
This is absolutely devastating.
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That is a video for many future History classes.
Think of how much this building has survived though--the plague, the French Revolution, TWO World Wars, COUNTLESS Paris Fashion weeks. This fire is just a blip in its long history. We'll rebuild and keep moving forward as before.
This hurts my heart so much. I don't even want to know what was destroyed that we will never get back.
This is so upsetting. There is so much history and artwork in that church.
When did this happen?
“LIKE FIREHELLFIRETHIS FIRE IN MY SKINTHIS BURNINGDESIREIS TURNING ME TO SIN”
It's interesting that this upsets me so much more than the current atrocities happening to so many humans around the world.
This is so sad and devastating. This church is more than 800 years old.
Well that’s one shitty renovation job.
Anyone know why the smoke bellowing out as the spire falls is colored orange and yellow?
A few years ago we stayed across the street from Notre Dame in a flat we rented. We toured the beautiful architecture and took many photographs. I was especially interested in how common the floors and lower walls were in contrast to the beautiful religious fixtures and sculptures. Such a shame to see this happen.
Holy shit. I had no idea this was happening.
this will always hurt to watch, at least for me. such an iconic building, overseeing so many historical events, completely decked with works of art.
Learning about this fire has made me very sad, but seeing this video has really put it into perspective for me. I hope that everyone involved in fighting this fire and those in the area are safe.
Higher resolution version: https://i.imgur.com/Wkrerh4.gifv
Quasimodo is still in there!
My water pump decided to break this morning, and then this?????
That is so sad. A piece of history up in flames
Those poor artifacts😢😭
A Longer version of it with sound
This is heart breaking. Notre Dame survived the World War bombings only to be accidentally destroyed by flames. I'm crushed to see such an amazing piece of history be destroyed.
How did the fire start?
Thanks, I hate it.
I feel like a ghoul watching this.
u/astrid0102 kijk dan
Aaaaah it hurts
that contractor must be going oops , mea culpa
"Cause of fire was accidental associated with renovation"....Seriously, these guys will never work again on "renovation".
This hurts to see, but I think the world is long overdue for a new renaissance.
What was the cause of the fire??
This is incredibly heartbreaking.
They are singing
Quasimodo is gonna need to relocate
this shit is bananas. how does this happen? Spontaneous combustion?
They can just build a new better church. With LEDs and stuff
This is devastating. Someone get a hold of Ja Rule so I can make sense of all this.
But why is it on fire?
A shame that the most famous Catholic Church burned down during a Holy Week. Hellfire won after all.
Well, that sucks
That's just awful. What a loss.
I was there a few days ago, it's unreal
Lots of highly flammable solvents around in any reconstruction. Probably someone got careless. Terrible news but it must be rebuilt.
Apparently it’s just the frame that’s on fire but the inside is still intact. Hopefully the ceiling makes it through. Still absolutely tragic.
Holy crap... I had no idea this had happened until I saw this post.
God, that is heartbreaking.
And here we just wanted to visit that wonderful city to see this world-famous cathedral and its 90 meter spire.
Morning in Paris the city awakes to the bells o... oh. This truly sucks.
Was it full of gas?
Oh fuck when ppl said 'fire' I thought it was just a small thing in some room, not the entire goddamn structure desintegrating.
Now we're gonna have to live through the conspiracy theories... "jet fuel doesn't burn like that!!"
Just put some duct tape on it and she'll be good to go 😭
Survives two world wars and burns on a random Monday. Damn that’s just unfair.
Quasimodo was finally fed up...
Breathes inDies to led poisoning
So it’s burnt right to the ground then.. holy shit
** waiting for demons to fly out **
Oh wow. So amazingly sad. Grateful to have visited there 2 years ago.
Thanks. I hate it.
A moment that we’ll look back on wow can’t believe this
What the actual fuck
So sad. I'm going there for a day out in July. This was on our itinerary. 😥
commenting as a memory. Sad day.
i guess its wood framed?
Days before Easter...truly heart breaking to say the least.
Any reason on why it might’ve happened?
The person filming this is probably not happy about what this does to their property value
This is breaking my heart. I got to see it years ago and always wanted to go back, my condolences go out to Paris today.
I've been scrolling past fire at Notre Dame headlines all day expecting it was something minor that got put out with minor damage. I had no idea til I saw the gif. Wow
Crazy to think that building has existed for 700 years only to fall in our time.
Do they know what caused the fire?
C’est incroyable 😢
:( this fucking sucks
That is sickening to watch.
Guess Disney went a little realistic with its rendition of Hunchback of Notre Dame 3: Frollo's Return
Can anyone comment on why the smoke looks yellow? Why the flames are such a vibrant orange? Maybe it's just the camera, or the lighting, but that shit looks like sulfur smoke or something.
this is why fire safety codes are important
Get ready Europe, you’re about to flooded with tourists who suddenly remember how impermanent all these places they want to see are.
Not in-spire-ing. Very out-spire-ing.
My friends were on a school trip and were about to set foot in the cathedral after eating dinner. Talk about yikes!
No! Somebody save the gargoyles! Quasimodo can’t afford to lose any more friends :(
Reddit must be loving this.
Notre Dame will most likely be part of the long list of great wonders of the world that fell over the years.
That sucks :(The orange of the flames seems more vibrant than most structural fires. Anyone know why? Or maybe I have no clue what I’m talking about.
congrats France..you have water cannons to shoot at the yellow vest protestors but you cannot use the same water cannons to put this fire out?
I absolutely love churches (a little odd for an atheist.) This is making me cry.
One of the darkest days of this century for sure. An iconic monument like that, a symbol of our Christian beliefs, heritage and culture, a building which is so intricate and beautiful, having taken about 100 years to build, burning and collapsing within a few hours is just horrific. I live so close to France and I wish I saw it in real life. Hopefully at least some of it will be salvaged. Hopefully, we will rebuild and repair.
It's the 3rd big fire in its history and the second time its spire fell. First time was during the 1789 revolution. The one that fell today was built in the 19th century.
Literally ruined nearly 1000 years of history right there.
This sucks uuugh someone let me know when the fire stops
Is it an unpopular opinion that I don't care that this burns down?
Arent they just trying to just save the art at this rate?
Holy smokes Batman!
Shit is this why I drew the Tower tarot today
Fuck man i never thought id see somthing so horrible happen in my life, you always imagine these historical building as just kinda THERE unchanged... and Notre fucking Dame of all fuck man
I didn't think something like this would bring a tear to my eye, but seeing something so monumental, so permanent, collapse is sad as fuck.
I guess we can move this to /r/Lost_Architecture now!
I expected to big lady to walk and hide this
Its a crying shame
I have a brother who has been a firefighter for years.
His only comment about this was “that’s not getting put out” and I believe him.
It’s sad. I would have liked to have seen it someday.
🦀🦀Notre dame is gone!!!🦀🦀👌
God swill. Feed meant it to fall it would have.
This just breaks my heart. I went there just an year ago for the first time and i was so delighted. One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. I'm at a loss for words... My heart is with you France.
I must be out of the loop
A terrible day.
All that beautiful old architecture...
A lot of bad things happen on mondays. First few weeks back there was terrorist attack in netherlands, now this. I hope nothing will happen next monday, and that this beautifull piece of history can be restored.
But what makes it so special? Its just an old religious building. Why is it sad?
This genuinely makes me so upset. Is there any kind of possibility to perhaps rebuild what's left of the Notre Dame?
New Pope announcements are going wild
There’s gonna be some asshat who’s gonna make sad af hunchback art now isn’t there
I see Disney have already begun filming the Humpback of Notre Dame live action remake.
But seriously tho, this is really sad
I hope the hunchback made out out
Oh. That’s not good.
Well, nothing lasts forever. Good lesson for us humans.
That building has already been treated like shit throughout the past few centuries. Terrible destruction and vandalism during the french revolution as well as a couple bullet scars from WW2 and its still managed to stay standing through the help of multiple expensive and lengthy renovations. I don't understand how such a significant and fragile landmark could get set ablaze and not be put out before it was too late.
Last time I try to heat up a chimichanga on sacred ground. smh
There goes the live-action, shot-on-location Disney remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
I just hope the hunchback made it out ok
Muslims did this 100%, it will be censored of course because EU is cucked.
900 years of history down the drain.
Starring Mark Wahlberg
How did this happen? My Dad came in saying it was because of Muslim extremism but I'm not sure
EDIT: How am I being downvoted jesus christ I'm just asking. I just wanted to fact check my extremely conservative dad, but I guess Reddit love to downvote witch hunt people that don't deserve it.
Trump: I saw it, I saw it... groups of muslims dancing in the streets of New Jersey celebrating.
People on twitter are blaming muslim refugees... for a fire wtf
Has it been confirmed as terrorism?
You want a nice controlled burn.
Was this the work of yellow jackets?
Some altar boy who was smoking a cigarette in the back is probably shitting himself right now.
Who brought a mix tape into notre dame
Good job putting out fires, french people. smh
lol at anyone who thinks this is "random". Our history was destroyed today folks.
Crazy how tragedy can just arise out of nowhere.
Press F for respect
Sadly this will become a gif used every time the Fighting Irish blow a lead.
Holy fuck titties.
If God didn't want this to happen, it wouldn't have.
Also, shit. I didn't want this. Such a beautiful church. I was there just last year. :-(Hate religion, love churches.
Survived wars, revolutions, invasions, 700 plus years, but didn’t survived Trump, fak Trump.
The damage is not too bad. As long as the foundations are still strong, we can rebuild this place.
I guess jet fuel can melt steel beams
The smoke is so pure? I'd expect it to be black - why is it white?
Can you imagine being the contractor who was overseeing this renovation? I hope he has god-tier insurance.
44 year old here
I tried to do a simple ollie to impress my son and his friends. The board slipped out from under me, landed on my chest, got the wind knocked out of me, started gasping for air
It's weird how certain people just prefer heel flip over kickflip.
That Shit was clean
Imagine he fucked up and the board launched into one of those kids
the teacher is better than most kids who wear thrasher
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Shit, my school didn't offer a skateboarding class.
How can I reach these keedz?
Teacher proved skating was his passion at one point
Rocky Horror skates.
Plot twist: He was psyched because it was his first time doing a heelflip.
that high five must hurt
This made my day
The teacher is Dauber from Coach!https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096560/mediaviewer/rm3375321088
Is the teacher a skinny Alex Jones?
It’s like riding a skateboard.
Getting back on a skate board never works out for me this well
one must be thankful this video exists, otherwise the kid at the right of the screen would never known what happened when suddenly the rest of the class cheered
Boris Johnson back to his usual self I see.
I'm just happy I can still tick-tock
I bet this was a huge lesson for the kids, showed them that old people were just like them once and that they will be the same in the future.
“We dont stop playing because we get old... we get old because we stop playing”
“and for tomorrow’s lesson, youths: the kickflip.”
It's like riding a bike...except it's a skateboard and not a bike.
Before and after
Ok he can fuck my eldest daughter
Legit everyone in that class looks like they play fortnite
He’s some sort of music teacher...choir maybe?
He just won the class over with this.
Wow. Still intact stained glass.
We can definitely rebuild.
Let's just hire a different company this time.
That looks incredible compared to where my mind thought it would be. Relatively replaceable & all the important artifacts were saved, could've been much much worse
This breaks my heart to see, but I am glad it wasn’t worse. It’s still so beautiful.
The windows! ❤️
It’s still just as beautiful. Just in a different way now.
The rose windows have survived since the 13th century, glad the structure survived and can be restored.
Sonofabitch that was close
That is definitely not good, but it is much better than I imagined.
well that could have been a hell of a lot worse!
The fact that this was built (800?) years ago, before present time, and is burnt in a time where we have advanced quickly in all fields, is quite ironic. It survived poor times, times where people believe we didn’t know much about, and is partially destroyed in the time of the Internet.
Those firefighters did an amazing job. I woke up this morning thinking the whole thing was going to be gone after the local authorities said it couldn’t be saved.
It's not that bad but it still is
This is going to be a great payday for a lucky historical architect. Probably bittersweet to be able to work on such a great piece of architecture under these circumstances
The rose windows survived!
I’m not Catholic, but I’ve studied art and architecture and I’m really happy it looks so good structurally.
I’m certain those columns will need to be examined for heat fatigue. They might also have to remove and rebuild the stained glass if the lead got weakened. This will take billions to do correctly.
Thank goodness it’s Easter season and Catholic people should be donating in legion.
'Tis but a scratch!
It didn’t look as bad as I imagined inside until he panned right.
This actually grants a really cool insight to the initial construction of gothic churches
I can't believe the windows are still in tact
And the wax rolls down like tears...
Good thing there was no water bombing, which would have destroyed so much priceless art and the entire building and everyone else around the building and other buildings around it...
I was so bummed yesterday about the stained glass... I'm so glad to see it intact (:
Damn from all the photos of in engulfed I assumed the damage would have been MUCH worse than it actually is. Still awful but far from a total loss
Glad no casualties are reported. We’re losing our heritage as humans, palmyra in Syria was devastating.
They certainly don't build them like they used to.
This firefighters did a great job, given the videos of the flames, I was expecting it to be much much worse
Should choose the convertible ceiling upon rebuild
Someone needs to rake that shit up before another fire starts
I'm impressed with what they saved.
I am amazed at how intact most is...and the stained glass is untouched!!!! Wow!
I'm so glad the stained glass is still intact.
It’s worth noting that history will heal this wound.
Right now, something hitherto unblemished and loved for it’s beauty has, for the first time, been tarnished; we feel the loss of that transition from pristine to something broken. And though we can fix it, it feels hollow, because we’re not impressed by new things being of high-quality and beauty (as my gf pointed out, China probably already has a Notre Dame or two somewhere).
But in time, we’ll come to think of this as battle scars, or some synthesis of old-and-new building materials/designs (once neither are new anymore).
Over a long enough timeline, history turns everything into character and story. So don’t feel the loss too heavily; everything that stood “the test of time” had to be tested.
Could’ve been a lot worse in all honesty
This is really a testament to how well this place is built. Seriously that fire everyone saw looked devastating and the whole world thought this building was lost yet the interior is in pretty good shape
Gonna have to be hotter than that to burn stone you weak ass fire bitch
It seemed kinda okay... until the camera looks up. Damn what a tragedy.
It took 100 years to build this place. 100. I can't even conceive of that.
When you build a house in minecraft out of stone bricks and create a wooden roof
I'm more surprised she isn't wearing a hard hat. A baseball-sized stone will wreck her shit..
My heart is truly broken to see so much destruction. I have never been there but my mother went there last year and can back with pictures and stories and love.
Well it’s a really good thing the glass window didn’t break
Holy smokes what a mess
Renovations went well.
Could have been A LOT worse. Looks like the roof took most of the damage. Does as anyone know if that where the fire originated?
Not as bad as I expected, thankfully!
Sephiroth's about to drop down through that hole
And the flowers are still standing
A little natural light makes all the difference!
Reminds me of that church in Final Fantasy VII where you first meet Aeris. Just need a little garden in the rubble.
With all that heat I have to wonder how the wax didn't melt.
How were you allowed in?
The place looks good, all things considered. So glad the stained glass survived. They will rebuild, and it will look amazing.
Looks like mostly stone. How does that burn down?
Maybe add some sprinklers on the rebuild?
Thats actually a lot better looking than I would think of having seen how big the fire actually was.
I wonder if despite the stone work looking undamaged if its actually internally damaged from smoke or heat. How would they even fix that short of replacing the entire thing?
Do they know the cause yet?
The mega yog could have been a lot worse
Maybe fewer candles left time.
“Good news: all the works of art were saved,” reported French journalist Nicolas Delesalle. “The treasure of the Cathedral is intact, the Crown of thorns, the Holy sacraments.”
Looks like one of the next Call of Duty Maps
So much better than I expected. Slightly comforting.
Isn’t it a bit ironic that none of the debris fell on the candles?
It's a relief that, all things considered, the damage was minimal. Everything damaged can be fixed and it doesn't seem like any of the art, relics, or other irreplaceable artifacts were lost.
Honestly that doesn’t look nearly as bad as I thought it would given the glowing inferno yesterday!
Finally some good news. I love to see that wealthy French people are donating lots already to repair it. Nice to see people united behind a common goal for once
The pink glass is still standing,sadly I can’t say the same for the rest
Is not that bad! It can ve restore with that proper founding and team
DAMNIT FATHER ARIANDEL WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
I’m happy to see that so much did survive, like the glass. Trying to look at the glass half full :(
That would be a great Battlefield map
Glad there are some small but significant mercies here. Stained glass window still in tact. So much architecture across Europe, particularly our cathedrals in the UK owe their design and history to buildings like Notre Dame.
Still cleaner than my apartment.
Such a sad sight. Hopefully it gets rebuilt to its true former glory.
If any of those Parisian fire fighters end up in my neck of the woods, drinks are on me. Given the size of the fire, and how much seems to have survived intact, those folks did a hell of a job in containment and preservation.
French woodworkers could be heard firing up their belt sanders in the distance.
It kinda reminds me of the one Battlefield V map
Worse than I’d hoped, better than I’d feared
‘Tis but a scratch!
What a shame that France will likely spend more to restore it than the entire world will spend on manned space exploration during the restoration process.
I was expecting near total destruction.
It's not as bad as I thought thank god
Glad most of it is ok :)
phew, good thing we didn't water bomb it!
A first responders exclusive scoop xD
Holy shit the stained glass survived. That is incredible and really really really good to see.
I was able to visit Notre Dame last June with my brother. I’m glad I was able to see it before the fire and it’s terrible to see the damage done to such a historic place. Such a beautiful cathedral
I'm thinking that's in much much better shape than anyone expected.
ARE THE PAINTINGS OK!!!!
Well, there's definitely more light now
Holy shit the Rose Glass is still intact! Fuck me now that definitely shows the sturdy nature of Gothic architecture!
Actually surprised. From the outside video, I thought it would be a lot worse. Still, major tragedy for France and Catholics everywhere.
Ehhhhhhh it's fine, now it has a sun roof.
Candles whistle nonchalantly
Curse you Claude Frollo!!
Pretty nice sky lights
Nice and bright
Honestly, not as bad as I expected.
we didnt start the fire
Oh thank Thor. I am really really glad that the glass and do much else is okay. I was crying, watching the footage yesterday. I thought it mayn't survive. <3 Thanks for holding on, Notre Dame.
How was the fire started?
I mean, it could of been worse.
Holy shit! I’m amazed that much is still intact!
That's in much better shape than I imagined.
We are not seeing the full sweep of damage. The side chambers are said to be the worst.
For fucks sake, HOLD IT HORIZONTAL!
Could have been much worse.
Did you ever hear the tragedy of The Hunchback of Notre Dame the Good? I thought not. It's not a story the French would tell you. It's a Church legend. The Hunchback of Notre Dame was a friend of the Church, so good and so caring he could use his strength to save lives… He had such a knowledge of the good in people's hearts that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The pursuit of love is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so strong… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his Chapel, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he saved everyone from the fire, and then could not escape at the last moment. Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself.
jesus fucking christ.
It can be fixed
This is what the Red Keep in Game of Thrones will look like at the end of the season.
Putain de merde
Did God leave a tag on the wall that says "Now for the last time STOP MOLESTING KIDS!!!"? Because, that is my takeaway from all this.
If this ends the yellow vest protests I may morph into the new Alex Jones.
People freaking out over nothing fam, shits fine
That’s actually a lot better than I expected considering the huge burning spire collapsed into it.
Part of the thirteenth-century timber roof construction is now collapsing. What a nightmare.
Edit 1: the spire has completely collapsed.
Edit 2: the stained glass rose windows are destroyed as well.
Edit 3: most of the important relics appear to have been saved from the fire.
Edit 4: the Paris fire brigade says the fire is "potentially linked" to a renovation project on the church's spire.
Edit 5: the cover of tomorrow's Libération: Notre Drame.
Edit 6: French deputy interior minister says that saving the Notre-Dame "is not certain".
It looks like it was related to the ongoing construction.
Losing or even major damage to an architectural masterpiece like this is just devastating.
That looks devastating. I hope they can extinguish it quickly.
Terrible scenes. Spire has collapsed inwards. Devastating. I hope they can save the towers. Condolences to our French friends from the UK 🇫🇷
This a tragedy
This is saddening in many ways, but remember that restoration is possible. Take for example the Reims Cathedral before and after WWI.
Nearly 900 years of human history going up in flames today, a very powerful and sad image.
That's a really sad powerful image
I am in disbelief. Came to the comments to make sure this is real. What a huge loss for the world.
Frollo was behind this
I thought this was a photoshop prank at first. Devastating.
I'm not religious but this is a loss to all people, my heart goes out to catholics, Paris, and the people of earth. May they save all the artwork that they can. it may take years, decades but we will rebuild.
Can't have anything nice
I’m not catholic, but seeing a beautiful building like this burning is heartbreaking.
Looks like it might be related to renovations that have been ongoing. Not confirmed yet, though.
Is it just me, or does it look beautiful, even in flames? Tragic, but beautiful. As though defiant in the face of its doom. Very French indeed.
yeah, that hurts to see.
This is so sad, so much history is being lost. This thing is almost a 1,000 years old in some places.
Quasimodo had about enough of this shit.
Thursday “Paris in Flames”
Has Varg been spotted in Paris lately?
Really hope no one is hurt and that there is no lasting damage.
Edit: was hoping the fire could be contained/slowed. Looks like that is not going to be the case. Absolutely devastating.
I hope the hunchback made it out safely.
Been watching live on the BBC for the last half an hour, and it doesn’t seem to lessen at all. This is so sad.
This is heartbreaking. It’s such a beautiful building.
Imagine looking at that knowing you are responsible. Yikes.
This actually is a travesty... Human history just got a little bit darker...
😢 it so sad to see ancient architecture go up in flames
This is just heartbreaking 😔😢💔
Tragic. So sad
It's horrible. We will lost 700+ years history of France.
This is awful
Ah shit, here we go again
The timing is suspicious, and it is a bit early to blame the renovation people.
Just last month: Paris' historic Saint-Sulpice church briefly catches fire, nobody hurt
And the churches in the Southern U.S.A. being burnt down as well. Sad pattern.
At the official word that the cathedral likely won’t be saved I find myself shedding tears for the symbol of my former Catholicism, my deep interest in medieval Europe (I got my degree in medieval history) and my general love of Europe.
I’m so heavy with loss. Still praying no lives were lost.
Imagine being the construction worker using a grinder to cut something like you've done a thousand times and even though it never happens this time the spark spray sets a timber from the 13th century alight and the resulting fire destroys one of the most iconic buildings in the world.
Not sure I'd put that on my CV.
Terrible, many ancient tomes and artifacts are sure to be destroyed
What the fuck? Seriously?!
Edit: Damn. Sad day. History literally being erased before our eyes.
I can't think of a worse discrete tragedy that didn't involve the loss of life.
inb4 this wasn't an electrical problem.
Is this accidental or arson?
gods plan amirite
https://imgur.com/gallery/3UJcmrS This was taken moments after.
Oh my, what a tragedy
Yeah wow. It's done for. The old building will never be the same. They can rebuild it but it won't ever really be the old building anymore.
What a tragedy, I'm so glad I got to see if in 2016. Was hoping to go again in 2024 for the Olympics.
I want to cry seeing this. Visiting Notre Dame was a high point when we vacationed in Paris.
Hawk Moth / Papillon has really upped his game, eh?
As a history lover this is so sad to see.
I blame the Templars
Frolo got the hots for a gypsy girl again?
And just a few days before Easter too, the most celebrated Catholic holiday right next to Christmas! What a tragedy! 😟
This is a travesty
It's so sad 😔
Fire. Hell fire. D:
Unbelievable. Blessed to be able to experience it before this. This is just...crazy crazy.
“These cathedrals and houses of worship are built to burn,” he said. “If they weren’t houses of worship, they’d be condemned.”
It's like I want to upvote this, but I don't, you know? :(
Just makes me feel sick..I haven't even been there and I'm devastated
An absolute tragedy to the preservation and historic world
The hunchback of notre dame 2, Quasimodo's revenge
Great, another place I'll never get to see first hand.
I'm not a religious person but it's sad, when a beautiful work of art get destroyed as this..It's a shame.
Can't tell if I should up or down vote
This is crazy, I was literally hear the other day, hope everyone’s okay!
Hopefully it doesn’t reach the towers. I don’t know how much integrity stone has against fire, but I can’t fathom seeing this building crumbling to nothing.
What happened ?
I was hoping to visit this some day 😢
I visited for the first time last summer. Truly upsetting to see. I hope they can restore it
The guy who accidentally started the fire to one of his coworkers:
"Mondays, am I right?"
that fucking hunchback
700 years down the toilet.
This is heartbreaking, to lose something so beautiful and old. What a great shame.
in an event like this... what does the future of the construction firm hired for this job look like?
Frollo and his hellfire.(I do hope the manage to restore it, always wanted to go there ever since I watched hunchback when I was a kid)
This could be my house and my wife would still be asking for a blanket
Some worker potentially had a really bad Monday. Yikes.
so apparently using water is not good now that the spiral is gone: https://elpais.com/cultura/2019/04/15/actualidad/1555353080_565421.html?id_externo_rsoc=FB_CM
When I saw this pic my heart skipped a beat. This is truly horrifying. It's a piece of history- a fantastic landmark that went (partially) down in flames.
In a strange and beautiful way, the fire is adding more history to the building.
I was literally planning to go there tomorrow... Just my luck.
Paris has a thing for not retrofitting for fire safety. Are there statistics on how many people die in household/apartment fires in Paris every year?
Tragic event; yet, such graceful username!
C'mon, judge Frollo. Chill bro.
Well, I guess they don’t teach how to operate a toaster oven in business school.
It’s so sad it’s one of my favourite cathedrals architecture wise
How can this happen during a renovation?
Call me naive, but I'd hoped that in the 21st century, with stringent fire safety norms and fire brigades, this sort of extensive destruction and loss by fire would have become a thing of the past. If I'm not wrong, wasn't there a similar incident at a natural history museum in Brazil?
Imagine being that guy who set the Notre-Dame on fire...
Wow thats truly devastating
Muslims world wide either silent or celebrating...how many you think will come out in support? ZERO!
I'm wondering if there are any similarities to the 2009 fire at the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Fire starting up near the roof during renovations...
Either way, that's going to be a lot of water damage.
Just f’n sad,
Is Quasimodo okay?
Tragic event, but this image is beyond gorgeous.
I was going to make a joke but then I remembered this is actually very serious.
This is the greatest tragedy in at least the last 100 years that did not involve loss of life. Incredibly sad. Hopefully it wasn't done maliciously.
What a fucking tragedy. Stood for nearly a thousand years, surviving countless wars, only to be burned down by some idiot construction worker
I guess god said fuck it, let it burn
HBO is really stepping up their Game of Thrones promo.
Yellow vests will be blamed for this in coming days, our media commentators on live streams are already making insinuations. The french government will use this to shut those protests down.