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[–]magnora7[S] 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Ah this is a tragedy. I guess the original wood was still in there, but it's now being burned up as I write this. I'm glad I got to see it a few years ago before this happened.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I would have liked to have seen the windows.

So I guess they're gonna bulldoze it and put up a Holocaust museum now.

[–]Mnemonic 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

[–]magnora7[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Thanks for the stream. Man that's terrible.

Kind of odd Trump is making a long statement on it right now, but had no time for Assange.

Anyway, any word on how the fire started?

Man they're saying now the whole building is likely to be destroyed :(

[–]papiersackratte 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

:(

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's the 'bow' of the church (dunno if that's the good english term' But yeah everything is kinda gone (except those two towers: https://twitter.com/PA/status/1117868996567547904

They were renovating it and although it's not officially outted, only that is mentioned as cause off the record, so some accident.

And Yeah, but Trump had already said he wanted to lock up Assange some time ago... So yeah, governments don't really like to talk about it.

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Oh just in: https://twitter.com/jjvpeperstraten/status/1117870488200544257

translated: Some Dutch Catholic is saying everything is save from the treasure room. And the 'Thorn-crown' also.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well that's good news at least.

[–]useless_aether 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

they say they will rebuild it.

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Like yeah, the free mansons will just pop-up from nowhere and rebuild it... ;) It's gonna be a shopping mall/museum, just the 'ground zero' if any.

[–]useless_aether 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

better not be a mosque ! :-)

[–]Mnemonic 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

laughs stifly Nah, they wouldn't... they, ehm, nah the French they don't easily... ehm well they don't surrender... ehm well you know they like pork...

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I have no doubt they will, but it's going to take quite a while I imagine.

[–]useless_aether 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

it took a century to build it. also, the timing is for easter.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

They'll try to use the national mourning from this to end the yellow shirt movement.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Probably. I already heard it being compared to 9/11, which is just asinine tbh

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

This is certainly a historic tragedy. Landmarks such as this do not exist in the US, so there's no historical comparison.

This cathedral was completed over 200 years before Renaissance explorers set sail West.

It survived dynasties and revolutions.

Succumbed to renovation.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Seeing some of the pictures coming out today, it's a lot less destroyed than I expected, thankfully: https://i.imgur.com/fhQYRY3.gifv

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And a bell tower is now also on fire...

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

And this: https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1117877286814904321

Saving Notre-Dame "is not certain," says deputy interior minister

So it's still up in the air.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's good. Another report I read said "the building is lost". But I think you're right.

[–]useless_aether 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

well this sucks, but no deaths luckily

i wanna see if the narrative will be about the clash of civilizations.

[–]Mnemonic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)