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    O/T Notre Dame

    Terrible to watch. Visited the place last year and now the building is gutted.

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    A really sad disaster, such a magnificent building.

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    The French didnít want to stump up the Ä150m that was said to be needed to do the repairs to the required standard so maybe theyíve cut corners.

    Itís gonna give someone the hump!

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    As I'm watching the building burn down I can see ONE hose. 21st Century and we cant protect jack sh1t

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    The French didnít want to stump up the Ä150m that was said to be needed to do the repairs to the required standard so maybe theyíve cut corners.

    Itís gonna give someone the hump!
    Perhaps they had been onto Sandwell Council tp ask how they dealt with some of their old buldings that needed work on them

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    I'm with you Phil got such wonderful memories with my family, the whole area around Notre Dame gives off positive vibes and has a atmosphere which you just can't help but feel. Unlike our soulless capital. Very sad day for one of worlds iconic buildings.

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    Let me get this straight...Its an old building...nobody died and people are weeping on the streets of Paris???

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    Last edited by soulman101; 15-04-2019 at 08:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbag View Post
    Let me get this straight...Its an old building...nobody died and people are weeping on the streets of Paris???
    Weird post! It would seem that you would prefer that all buildings were modern, maybe square blocks of concrete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbag View Post
    Let me get this straight...Its an old building...nobody died and people are weeping on the streets of Paris???
    Exactly Dubbag!! I am weeping more that we still do not have an experienced manager at the helm!!

    Had the building been a Jersey mansion owned by a certain bald c unt then I would be weeping with joy😂😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbag View Post
    Let me get this straight...Its an old building...nobody died and people are weeping on the streets of Paris???
    “Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild View Post
    As I'm watching the building burn down I can see ONE hose. 21st Century and we cant protect jack sh1t
    That's because someone misread the situation brought hoes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild View Post
    ďBeauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter.Ē
    Iím sure I saw that written on a placard at the climate change protest going on today in London.

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    Its a quote from one of our greatest living philosophers

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    Hi Phill you might find this interesting the history of Notre Dame
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ux4LC1kdQI

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    Iím lacking in sympathy especially for anything to do with the French.

    If you donít install state of the art fire prevention and sprinkler systems to protect 13th century timbers then this is always going to happen at some point in time.

    Iíll bet those shrugging French shoulders have been going like the clappers tonight.

    No need for an extra blanket in Notre Dame tonight......just open your bedroom windows for a bit of extra warmth.

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    It is a shame, an 800 hundred year old building lost forever. I am not a religious person but the beauty of an iconic building which is lost forever to future generations is sad. A a lack of empathy with a European neighbour is a little surprising.

    If the Hawthorns burned down to the ground and no one was hurt and fans of neighbouring clubs were gleefully enjoying the spectacle, I think we would be aggrieved and more than a little displeased.

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    Wall to wall TV coverage and all the weeping and wailing over a building......do me a favour!

    The way Macron was going on about it youíd think 300 people had died in it.

    As for the analogies with The Hawthorns.

    Not a single piece of our ground has survived from even the 1970ís when I started watching.......every part of the stadium has been rebuilt,I donít find myself in despair at this fact.

    The outer structure of Notre Dame remains intact,that is the most important thing for those who worry about such stuff.

    The carpentry work inside will keep a few in work for the next few years.

    The coverage is overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baggiemadguern View Post
    It is a shame, an 800 hundred year old building lost forever. I am not a religious person but the beauty of an iconic building which is lost forever to future generations is sad. A a lack of empathy with a European neighbour is a little surprising..
    It is a great sadness that Notre Dame has been so badly damaged. As you say, 800 years of history gone in parts. I'm pleased that when I was there 2 years ago that I did go inside. I remember the queues outside the door were very long yet within 15 minutes we were inside. Macron is asking for donations globally. My only thought on that is whether he would be so charitable in his view were it York Minster or Westminster Abbey? 2 hundred million from wealthy donors has already been pledged, I wonder if the RC Church has announced anything? Somehow I doubt it.

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    I note now that billionaires are making hundreds of millions of personnel donations for the restoration work now.

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