What a loss. Gutted! No matter what, it will not be the same. I love to go to ancient places and walk where people walked thousands of years ago. There is nothing quite like that feeling.This is heartbreaking. I've always wanted to see the cathedral in person...I'm so sorry for the people of Paris.
They made the judgement call that their use would like cause the whole structure to collapse.Glad to hear no one died...
Do they not have firefighting helicopters there?
Was just coming to post the English version.
Oh during Holy Week too!! So sad I am so sorry of course at most for the French people. The loss of art and cultural treasure. The labor of love it took to build it.It seems the main structure can be salvaged. But a fire-fighter has been severely injured.
It will take decades to rebuild this. I'm old enough that I will never see Notre Dame de Paris whole again