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    April 15 (UPI) -- Notre-Dame Cathedral burning

    April 15 (UPI) -- Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of Paris' most recognizable landmarks, dating back to the 12th century, was engulfed in a devastating fire Monday evening.
    Images from the scene showed flames erupting from the roof of the medieval cathedral and smoke billowing into the sky. The 750-ton spire, a 19th century reproduction of the original Gothic structure, collapsed through the roof of the church, as did much of the roof.

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-N...edral-engulfed

    Picture at link. Or just goggle and find more.

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    This is terrible. The loss of the building itself is bad enough, but the art and cultural treasures that were in there are also irreplaceable. The only positive is that apparently no lives have been lost. Although, if someone intentionally set it, that life isn't worth dirt and should be forfeit.
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    A monument to racism, slavery, patriarchy, misogyny, homophobia, and exploitation of the poor and ignorant.

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    Thought I would save Bok some time.

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    Spire has burned through and fallen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    A monument to racism, slavery, patriarchy, misogyny, homophobia, and exploitation of the poor and ignorant.
    Also a source of a lot of income for Paris and France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Marva View Post
    Also a source of a lot of income for Paris and France.
    How? It belonged to the Catholic Church.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    How? It belonged to the Catholic Church.
    tourism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    tourism
    People who want to see Paris won't stay home because one historical landmark is gone. Sadly, the ruins maybe as big a draw as the cathedral itself was. I'm sad that HRH will never get to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    A monument to racism, slavery, patriarchy, misogyny, homophobia, and exploitation of the poor and ignorant.
    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Thought I would save Bok some time.
    This is a disastrous loss of monumental proportion.



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