It's one of the most beautiful Gothic Churches in the World, the iconography, the stained rose glasses and the organ are just incredibly awe inspiring:
It's a magnificent piece of artistry and craftsmanship and it really pains me that some of it is now forever lost to the fire. They say the fire could be related to the renovation works, we'll see... I really really hope it's not related to any attack, so let's not jump the gun on that and stay level headed. Running around in circles in order to find a culprit, will not bring back the immense immaterial and artistic loss caused by this incident.
Watching the hellish scenes on TV as darkness falls, it's hard to see how it can be saved. Heard on the BBC that people who know about the structural design of the cathedral are casting doubts on whether it will be standing by the morning.
If this wasn't an accident, it's gonna be huge for France – especially with symbolic nature of the event.
Depends how the stone wall is made and if it relied on the wooden inner structure and roof for stability. And depending on what the stone is made of and how hot the fire gets it can change the stone making it extremely unstable.
If this is indeed a terrorist attack as we will later find out (or not) then it would kinda make sense.
If you can't shock the world anymore by comitting terrorist attacks with high body accounts shock them by destroying various sites and buildings that matter to hundreds of MILLIONS of people. It certainly gives the same ór even a bigger shock volume.
Thank God, i don't even want to imagine losing the pieces of the cross we have or the crown of thorns. These are ultimately just material things, but Christ Himself (God) has touched these things. They are a very tangible connection to our Savior. While the Church itself is an incredible loss, I would consider the loss of some of our most sacred relics much worse. Also, our greatest treasure are ultimately people, and fortunately no one has died. Though this is a tragedy, we should be happy that it wasn't worse.
Thank God, i don't even want to imagine losing the pieces of the cross we have or the crown of thorns. These are ultimately just material things, but Christ Himself (God) has touched these things. They are a very tangible connection to our Savior.