Cathedral by Jean_C ()
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Albi Cathedral (postwork) (I don't have pictures of Notre-Dame de Paris...)
Fire at Notre-Dame de Paris
I am not a believer, but everyone who looks at my photos here knows that I am passionate about the religious architecture of the Middle Ages. When I see these beautiful buildings, I think of all the know-how that has been implemented to achieve this result. I also think of the effort, the sweat and the blood of all those who participated in these constructions, sometimes leaving their lives there. By visiting these monuments, I feel grateful to all those people of the past.
And now, as sophisticated technologies have invaded our world, often in vain and utter uselessness, I realize that we are not even able to protect this heritage, so that at least one flame do not become a huge fire! So I am sad about the fate reserved today for one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France, Notre-Dame de Paris.
My image: the cathedral of Albi, in a symbolic end of day.
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Incendie à Notre-Dame de Paris
Je ne suis pas croyant, mais tous ceux qui regardent ici mes photos savent que je suis un passionné de l'architecture religieuse du Moyen-Age. Quand je vois ces magnifiques constructions, je pense à tout le savoir-faire qui a été mis en œuvre pour parvenir à ce résultat. Je pense aussi à l'effort, à la sueur et au sang de tous ceux qui participaient à ces constructions, en y laissant parfois leurs vies. En visitant ces monuments, je me sens plein de gratitude envers tous ces gens du temps passé.
Et maintenant, alors que les technologies sophistiquées ont envahi notre monde, souvent dans la vanité et l'inutilité la plus totale, je me rends compte qu'on n'est même pas capable de protéger ce patrimoine, pour qu'au moins une flamme ne devienne pas un énorme brasier ! Alors je suis triste du sort réservé aujourd'hui à l'une des plus belles cathédrales de France, Notre-Dame de Paris.
Mon image : la cathédrale d'Albi, dans une fin de jour symbolique.(je n'ai pas de photos de Notre-Dame de Paris...)
Like you, I am not religious, but I do love going into old churches such as Notre-Dame. I too think about the people who were responsible for their construction and marvel at their work with not much more than hammers, chisels, and ropes and pulleys.
The news about the fire was so awful, such dreadful news. To think how much this magnificent architectural marvel has survived, who would have dreamed that this would be the cathedral's destiny. Fortunately many valuable artefacts and religious articles had been removed even before the restoration project commenced, and while there was a raging fire, firemen were able to rescue many important items such as the relics....so not all is lost. The bell towers were not damaged and apparently most of the stained-glass windows, such as the Rose Windows, have survived. And she still stands. Notre Dame is a World Heritage site, so I am confident that the rebuilding will commence in short order. I hope that wooden parts that have been partially destroyed are reused to build perhaps small alters, etc. I am so grateful that I have been fortunate enough to have visited her.
Je suis effondrée par ce terrible événement, cette Grande Dame de plus de 850 ans construite du savoir faire et des matériaux de l'époque sera certainement reconstruite. La plupart d'entre nous ne la reverrons jamais finie car il faudra plusieurs décennies pour lui redonner vie. Merci JC pour tes mots, moi non plus je n'ai pas de photo de Notre Dame de Paris, mais j'ai voulu marqué le coup. Je remercie sur cette publication les mots de Goldie, de martial et Leije. Amitié à tous
I for one are very saddened by the tragic loss of this most amazing structure that took 200 years to complete. So many artifacts that could not be saved. I heard they did save the thorn crown worn by our savior. My heart goes out to all the great people of France. Truly one of the worst disasters for such a historic place. I only hope they can rebuild this amazing and most beautiful places ever made by mankind. Makes me sick on what was lost my friend.
I do understand your feelings, because also I love the past. The Notre Dame says already "the lady of us", I have seen many times visiting Paris. Although she was pour renovated, because there was no money and kept standing, because of the hunchback of the Notre Dame movie will get her renovation now. It might have a 20th century look, but is a heritage of us all. Like the Sagra Familia in Barcelona, she is not thought out of our minds visiting the metropole of our believe and view.
So sad to see the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral. It was such an iconic landmark. I hope some find encouragement in your President Macron's vow that it will be built again. I am a Christian believer--though not Catholic--but I feel as you do, Jean-Claude, that when we visit these constructions, the realization of the knowledge, determination, skill, and creativity the designers and builders had is staggering and inspiring. They connect us with our past in a most positive way.
My deepest condolences to the people of France for the loss of this magnificent edifice.
A horrible event. I hope that it will be a lesson to protect historical temples and structures from disasters and fires. Notre Dame it is an amazing cathedral and the first site I visited in Paris. Unforgettable! Your photo of Albi Cathedral is beautiful!
For now, the investigators think it was an accidental fire. There were no surveillance cameras of the frame, no fire doors .... otherwise, firefighters could have limited the damage. Even today, there are doubts about the fact that the vault does not collapse ... :(
Comme c'est triste de voir les photos de votre Cathédrale après l'incendie.... Renovation work is always a danger for a building like this and no one can protect it for sure and for eternity, I hope they can rebuild the celèbre Notre-Dame de Paris again! Beautiful capture of Albi Cathédrale btw. !
Un très bel hommage à ces travailleurs du passé ! Mais, rassure-toi, nous saurons reconstruire Notre-Dame de Paris car le savoir-faire n'est pas perdu. Par contre on n'est pas à l'abri d'un accident comme celui qui a provoqué l'incendie de Notre-Dame et notre devoir d'Homme du XXIe siècle est de restaurer et si possible embellir la cathédrale pour léguer un trésor à nos futures générations et ne pas avoir honte !
I go to old churches to see the beauty and workmanship. if reading between the lines means anything, there maybe terrorism involved. a "teacher" went to a large old church I believe in NYC and had gasoline, lighter fluid with lighters. luckily the security guard turned him away.
Last year, I saw Notre Dame de Paris with my own eyes. It's really sad. But also a new beginning, because in times of need, people will move together and work towards a common goal, namely to rebuild this wonderful church. Wonderful capture, Jean-Claude.
Gorgeous photo of this magnificent structure! Thanks for sharing this view! I too am greatly saddened at the current fate of the Cathedral Notre Dame! I share you views about the beauty and love that went into the construction of all these ancient and magnificent creations from the hands of man.