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Created by John Eipper on 04/16/19 6:37 PM

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Notre Dame Fire: Mood in Paris (Carmen Negrin, France, 04/16/19 6:37 pm)

Notre Dame is a World Heritage site, French, indeed but a jewel that belongs to all of us, Catholic or not, French or not.

I have to admit that after Charlie, after the Bataclan, after the destructive Gilets jaunes at the Arc of Triomphe in particular, I didn't have the courage to watch the Cathedral burn down and haven't gone by to see what is left of it. It is part of the French history.  Just to cite our more recent history: Charles Péguy, Victor Hugo, de Gaulle, Mitterrand and so many more.

Officially it will be rebuilt, but specialists still have question marks: too much water inside the limestone it is built with, which is precisely why there was a scaffolding in place.

Let's hope for the best.

JE comments: All hearts are in Paris today, Carmen. Thank you for checking in.

Will Notre Dame be rebuilt? I have no doubt. All it takes is will...and money. Dresden's Frauenkirche is an excellent example of sacred architecture rising from the ashes.


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