What an immeasurable, priceless, fucking tragedy.
What you don’t know about me is I fucking LOVE history. I like standing in in places where humanity experienced a first or something culture defining took place. Westminster Abby, Mount Vernon, The Brazen Head or Hill O’ Tara. Give me history and tell me that story while I’m breathing it in. I want to know who was there before me and why.
Notre Dame burning down to Architectural or Religious Historians is like losing the cure for Cancer for Cancer patients or a few pages of the Bible to Christians. It’s been around for over 850 years and took 200 years to build. 200. Not 6 years or 50 years. 200 hundred years.
The #NotreDameFire turned the cathedral's thousand-year-old roof to ash, but all may not be lost. The meticulous laser scans of a late architectural historian could provide a map for restoring or rebuilding it https://t.co/euflu2tK5v
— WIRED (@WIRED) April 15, 2019
According to SM, the roof (wood) and Spire pictured above were undergoing extensive restoration and the fire looks to have been a construction accident or ‘mishap’ possibly solvent related.
That guy is soooo getting fired.
Watching the Notre Dame Cathedral burn is heartbreaking, I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing it in person. Sad that it survived 850 years and one random Monday it’s just gone. #NotreDameFire pic.twitter.com/M6bY9pSGYm
— Speirs (@Speirs_Official) April 15, 2019
Oopsie doopsie. 850 years of history destroyed. Priceless artifacts thousands of years old, gone. How do you even start that insurance claim?? There’s going to have to be one but how the fuck do you claim the only known remnant from the cross of Christ, a nail from Jesus feet and Crown Of Thorns? Or the oldest known Pipe organ, or 1 of 76 works of art valued at who knows how much.
If you ever read the Dan Brown book The DaVinci Code, Notre Dame was the centre piece of the book and point zero (point from which all things are measured in France) was where Tom Hanks started his search for said code.
That was bullshit, this isn’t. Crying shame. Especially for the guy who forgot to leave rags on a 100 year old wood roof covered in paint stripper and solvent. Completely fucked up this duck boat tour for these tourists.
— Benonwine (@benonwine) April 15, 2019
— Jessica Lewis (@jessicalewis89) April 15, 2019