The moment Notre Dame's spire fell
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alfosn
1 week ago
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The moment Notre Dame's spire fell
Hickspy
27842
1 week ago

You never think historical shit is going to happen on any random Monday like this. Then it does.

Ak_Jumper_942
7195
1 week ago

April 15th seems to have a bad history. It's also the day the Titanic sank, and more recently it was also the day of the boston marathon bombings.

EDIT: Shout-out to the hundred people pointing out that it's tax day in the US, and a happy birthday to all you folks who have one today!

SlowMissiles
3474
1 week ago

“Fun” Fact of April 15.

First U.S President assassinated 1865 Titanic Sank 1912 Tiananmen Square 1989 Hillsborough Stadium 1989 Boko Harem (Nigerian Genocide of little girls) 2000 Boston Marathon Bombing 2013 Notre Dame fire 2019

and I know i’m missing some

Lost_Set
2700
1 week ago

Taxes every year

SpookyDogMan
1120
1 week ago

Dude somethings goin on

amber8914
278
1 week ago

My birthday was yesterday, 14 April, and I have thought this for some time about 15 April.

juliet_in_yoga_pants
126
1 week ago

It was also my dads birthday. Here's the thing about April 14th:
- The Titanic struck the iceberg but didn't sink until the 15th. Lincoln was shot but didn't die until the 15th. If there is anything to learn from having a birthday on the 14th of April, it's that it ain't over til it's over. Keep fighting. Keep looking up.

quinn_nixx
20
1 week ago

Happy birthday to your dad and everyone else on the 14th and 15th. It's also my birthday so I knew of most of these events. The 14th starts 'em and the 15th finishes them. Personally I'm just happy this year not to be attending a funeral for my birthday. I've been to 9 funerals on my birthday in the last 19 years.

Beware the ides of April.

hollywoodpwnss
125
1 week ago

It's also my birthday. It truly is a day of horrific events.

justflushit
10
1 week ago

I gave you silver because someone needs to show some appreciation for this comment.

TheLars0nist
219
1 week ago

My birthday was yesterday. The 14th is the bringer of shitty things, it’s the day the titanic struck the iceberg, the day Lincoln was shot, but he didn’t die and it didn’t sink until the 15th. So the 14th sets shitty things in motion, the shitty things don’t happen until the 15th though

mutantguava
89
1 week ago

We must sacrifice you to prevent further calamities. I’m sorry but it’s for the greater good. Please be outside your door in a white robe within the next hour. No need to bring a sacrificial knife, we have our own.

JayString
25
1 week ago

I always make the person getting sacrificed to bring the sacrificial knife, it's a great way to get free knives.

lyssiedawn710
19
1 week ago

Which so happens to be my birthday lol

aclogar
58
1 week ago

1989 The Hillsborough Disaster

rstcp
39
1 week ago

Boko Harem (Nigerian Genocide of little girls) 2000

Boko Haram kidnapped the Chibok girls on that date in 2014. 276 were abducted, 112 are still missing.

Jaredlong
13
1 week ago

Beware the Ides of March April.

My_Username_24
13
1 week ago

Wasn’t Tiananmen Square June4th?

PM_ME_UR_COUSIN
10
1 week ago

The massacre was on June 4th (or May 35th, if you're trying to get around Chinese government censorship), but the protests leading up to it began on April 15th when a political and economic reformer in the Politburo died.

mcgibber
556
1 week ago

And the Titanic sank and Abraham Lincoln died.

StockDealer
1042
1 week ago

And it's when I locked my car keys in my car.

Arbennig
315
1 week ago

Never forget.

-Mordecai
71
1 week ago

Lest we forget.

Bigdstars187
9
1 week ago

He forgot his keys

Baragon
265
1 week ago

Looks like we have an April 15th apologist here

geekyspacegirl420
12
1 week ago

As a CPA, I am also one

wellman_va
15
1 week ago

Why the hell are you on Reddit today. Get back to work.

friendly-confines
545
1 week ago

No, it’s actually the same day but they keep shuffling the calendar around to fool us.

electriccomputermilk
312
1 week ago

Christ I hope the flat earthers don't read this.

[deleted]
152
1 week ago

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[deleted]
91
1 week ago

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LifeInBinary
9
1 week ago

What? Fire puns are a steeple of comedy

kjarles
115
1 week ago

It's one of the first few warm weekends of the year. Let's get out and do something!

A hike, a picnic at the botanical gardens, a bombing, whatever. Carpe diem!

LostWoodsInTheField
37
1 week ago

Weather almost certainly plays a part in it.

Would be interesting to see data on 'major events' and weather patterns.

CharlesBronsonBatman
37
1 week ago

This is why Canada is generally regarded as a safe place. It's too fucking cold half the year to do anything, and the other half there's too much road construction to get anywhere.

desmedt26
89
1 week ago

Case in point: Hitler was born on 4/20 - a perfectly innocent day dedicated to smoking weed

Judazzz
60
1 week ago

It's a coping mechanism.

kotkaiser
7
1 week ago

Hitler was born as a coping mechanism?

tomgabriele
179
1 week ago

But also Leonardo da Vinci, Seth Rogen, Emma Watson and Maisie Williams were born today.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_15

AJohnsonOrange
301
1 week ago

No, they were born literally years before today.

JMW007
43
1 week ago

No, Emma Watson was born today, she just has a time turner.

Complete_Gene
8
1 week ago

Dammit, I chuckled

forgottenCode
99
1 week ago

Seth Rogen, Emma Watson and Maisie Williams are still alive. We shouldn't count our blessings too early in case they turn into Hitlers.

Life_is_a_Hassel
9
1 week ago

Maisie Williams will first conquer Westeros, and then the whole world!

bscix
132
1 week ago

this week in April is known as the "most tragic week in history" (this article is specifically American though)

https://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/article/April-14-20-Historically-America-s-most-5410307.php

kat_a_klysm
16
1 week ago

I was relistening to Last Podcast on the Left’s episode about this timeframe today! Super crazy how much stuff has happened.

HeckYouMotherHecker
126
1 week ago

*nothing at all of any significance

robotelamon
39
1 week ago

Oh yeah, thats right

thestickystickman
13
1 week ago

That day that was a totally normal day was June 4th though

Illhunt_yougather
24
1 week ago

April 14th has Lincoln's assassination, Titanic hitting the iceberg, and the black Sunday dust storm of 1935. Must be an unlucky chunk of time.

xMansie
1874
1 week ago

Fucking Mondays.

I think we should just cancel Mondays moving forward, out of respect for this Cathedral

Frptwenty
645
1 week ago

I fully agree. Also we should make Tuesdays and Wednesdays days off work for, uh, rememberance, you know?

haemaker
596
1 week ago

...and Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

my-lovely-horses
283
1 week ago

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

haemaker
165
1 week ago

"I thought, that if the world was going to end we were meant to lie down or put a paper bag over our head or something."
"If you like, yes."
"Will that help?"
"No."

apricityofthedamned
12
1 week ago

ahh a favourite

haemaker
48
1 week ago

My favorite:

"The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

--especially in Stephen Fry's voice.

apricityofthedamned
7
1 week ago

YES A CLASSIC

tuesdaydowns
8
1 week ago

Yellow...

PorkRindSalad
112
1 week ago

Dicks out for Notre Dame

danceswithsteers
24
1 week ago

Make sure they're wooden.

edgar__allan__bro
150
1 week ago

An absolutely BEAUTIFUL Tuesday, too. Not a cloud in the sky.

Also my 11th birthday :(

gmoreschi
94
1 week ago

Bummer. My second wedding anniversary. "Happy!....never mind :| Wife's birthday is Pearl Harbor Day as a bonus.

_Bumble_Bee_Tuna_
66
1 week ago

Is she Japanese

pipsdontsqueak
7
1 week ago

At least you'll never forget.

DariusIV
18
1 week ago

I always feel bad for people with birthdays on 9-11, just a bummer. I'm sure its not really as big a deal now. But I remember for years after 9-11 people were in not so great moods on 9-11, it really was traumatic event for America.

ubersmaug
8
1 week ago

A friend of mine was giving birth on 9/11. So halfway concentrating on bringing life into the world and halfway thinking everything might have been a giant mistake. Her husband said it was surreal, to say the least.

ScreamingVegetable
10
1 week ago

Seth MacFarlane actually survived 9/11 by being hungover and missing his plane. He would have been on one of the planes that hit the Trade Center.

HeyCarpy
19
1 week ago

You could get your ass kicked sayin sumthin like that, man

Memephis_Matt
23
1 week ago
Tragic_Carpet_Ride
499
1 week ago

Also, US taxes are due today.

WebHead1287
235
1 week ago

Ah, so what you’re saying, is the government is behind all of this!

Nachodam
85
1 week ago

WOKE

Umbra427
25
1 week ago

Taxation is theft witchcraft

yourkberley
11
1 week ago

The Titanic officially sunk and went under on the 15th. Abraham Lincoln died of his injuries on the 15th. And we'll see, I don't think this was an accident with all what has happened in Paris the last few years and gangs recently setting fire to churches in Paris

TitanicJedi
7
1 week ago

renovating

damoran
32
1 week ago

Beginning of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests as well.

OKToDrive
25
1 week ago

how are you guys not making the connection to american income tax filing deadline day? clearly we must abolish the IRS to save the world

Non-Sequiteer
133
1 week ago

What’s really weird is my friends little bother’s birthday is today, he always complains/jokes how it’s such a terrible day for everyone else, all these terrible things have happened on April 15th, so I feel like he’d just see this and go, “No, yeah, of course, of course it burned down, TODAY.”

mane_mariah
9
1 week ago

Happy birthday 🔥

Impregneerspuit
15983
1 week ago

Imagine being the person that burnt down the Notre Dame

theonlymexicanman
8925
1 week ago

I honestly feel terrible for the guy who did. (Right now the most likely theory is that it started because of electrical issues in the area they were renovating the church). Imagine trying to restore a Historical Monument and accidentally causing its distruction like that shit would be awful to hold on for the rest of your life

Update : the latest report of the investigation suggests it wasn’t planned

Paris prosecutor opens investigation Further to its earlier announcement, the office says it is investigating "accidental destruction by fire".

MoronicalOx
6722
1 week ago

The poor cathedral made it 800 years with candles and its modern, safe electricity that sets it on fire.

Hryggja
3428
1 week ago

It’s been heavily damaged and nearly destroyed multiple times

bestjakeisbest
2969
1 week ago

woo we finally did it reddit, we killed notre dame

glugglugbiggulp
2389
1 week ago

🦀 NOTRE DAME IS GONE 🦀

AlwaysBaconing
991
1 week ago

🦀 🦀 NOTRE DAME IS POWERLESS AGAINST ELECTRICITY 🦀 🦀

Wasbeer_NL
513
1 week ago

🦀 🦀 11$ 🦀 🦀

Life_is_a_Hassel
299
1 week ago

🦀🦀 NOTRE DAME DIDNT HAVE AUTHENTICATOR DELAY EITHER 🦀🦀

Salad_Dressing__
229
1 week ago

🦀🦀 HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO FUCK UP EVERY 800 YEARS 🦀🦀

NoImNotAFirefighter
132
1 week ago

God dammit how does rs make it into every thread hahaha

mildlyangrypeacock
14
1 week ago

🦀🦀NOTRE DAME HAS NO POWER WITHOUT ELECTRICITY🦀🦀

Sextapus
595
1 week ago

I was hoping for crab rave and Reddit never let's me down.

Sloppy1sts
30
1 week ago

What inside joke do I apparently need to be made privy to?

JustANyanCat
68
1 week ago

On April Fool's day last year, the Canadian independent electronic dance music record called Monstercat released a song on their Youtube channel titled "Crab Rave" by Noisestorm. The song was meant to be a joke; the music video featured animated crabs dancing on an island (all animated by Noisestorm using Unreal Engine 4), and Monstercat was temporarily renamed as Monstercrab on it's subreddit and wikia.

For a few months, the song remained at a few hundred thousands views, like most Monstercat songs did.

Until the memes came.

People started using a clip from the video of a dancing crab, bass boosted the music, and overlaid the video with their meme texts. You'll probably find lots of them on Youtube now.

But anyway, that's the story.

🦀🎶

DMPsailz
11
1 week ago

Usually they celebrate and things.

jgoforth2
13
1 week ago

I just like to imagine it’s the crab people from South Park saying it

Sloppy1sts
13
1 week ago

Tastes like crabs, talk like people...

Hatt0riHanzo
26
1 week ago

🦀GOD WON'T RESPOND TO THIS THREAD🦀

Kids_Ranqe
12
1 week ago

fuck yeah, bring out the crabs

kalesaji
48
1 week ago

sorry for bad english

when were you when note dam was kill?

I was at home, eating french fries when macrin call me

Note Dam is kill

No

MegaLoli
7
1 week ago

This is beautifully worded in the best worst way

Mister_Magpie
24
1 week ago

I have no expertise, just repeating something I heard... but on NPR they were interviewing a Notre Dame art historian. She said the cathedral has gone through a lot of changes and damage through the years, especially during the French Revolution. But nothing as cataclysmic as the fire today. Link

theonlymexicanman
300
1 week ago

The worst part is that it’s renovation ended in its destruction :(

sugoiben
965
1 week ago

No, the renovations are just going to take a little longer than initially planned.

NLioness
417
1 week ago
waveolimes
70
1 week ago

Damn I really wanted this sub to be real

termsofsurrender
13
1 week ago

Hear, hear! I did as well.

theonlymexicanman
21
1 week ago

I mean Macron just spoke and said that “we’ll rebuild it together” so the Silver lining is that this will unify France

WeightyUnit88
29
1 week ago

Remember to wear your hi-viz vest when working in a construction site.

Nico777
16
1 week ago

So it was just a plot to end the protests?

Electrical fires don't melt Gothic Cathedrals, wake up sheeple!

juwiz
8
1 week ago

Made it through 2 world wars, the hundred year war, and other major events without being destroyed too.

SlappyPancakes
8
1 week ago

Electrical fires can't melt wood beams. Inside job.

Terashkal
415
1 week ago

That happened to one of the castles in Slovakia some years ago, the wooden parts of the castle burned down after people smoked there

TheLast_Centurion
144
1 week ago

You mean Krásna Hôrka?

One_Armed_Herman
432
1 week ago

Gesundheit.

Jack_Kegan
94
1 week ago

No that castle was destroyed due to the plague

ThePrussianGrippe
48
1 week ago

Sorry about that.

MonkRome
208
1 week ago

Smoking seems an unlikely cause, the workers had already gone home for the day, it seems more likely a power cord was not fully connected, or became unconnected, and an electrical arc caused a fire.

Which is why a lot of people do this to extension cords to prevent that issue and disconnecction:

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-g1xcsxbgf9/images/stencil/original/uploaded_images/cord-tips-3-960x5001-768x489.jpg?t=1534780101

Although this is an image from someone claiming you should not do that because they are trying to sell a locking extension system, also a good idea.

RoninSC
32
1 week ago

We always did this working in Welding shops, but I've also been told it's something you shouldn't do.

BradCOnReddit
54
1 week ago

It bends the wires more than is ideal, and can stress the sheath where the bendy rubber meets the hard rubber. It's worse if you're doing this to drag the cords around. Generally not terrible, just expect a somewhat shorter life out of the cord if you do this often.

If the sheath breaks there's more around each wire, so you have a backup. If it breaks in internally first then when the outer breaks then you've got exposed wire. If the wire breaks inside you could get a little arcing inside which the sheath should protect you from, but you never know...

kermityfrog
10
1 week ago

They do sell extension cord locks - many are even waterproof.

rathulacht
16
1 week ago

TIL that you do that not only so you can pull the cords around without it disconnecting

kclineman
127
1 week ago

You don't have much of an imagination. I would say kicking off a holy war would be worse.

sundalius
36
1 week ago

Does the Papacy still have a standing army? How do I unlock more Holy Orders then??

ProfessorSpike
19
1 week ago

Have sex with your sister, usually works for additional ones

Lndbrghwrstlr
27
1 week ago

Leave him be, he's just been playing a lot of Crusader Kings 2 lately.

Whit3W0lf
10
1 week ago

I've already seen people saying a Muslim burned it down on FB.....

IntrigueDossier
10
1 week ago

Shit’s still burning and people are already throwing every boogeyman combo they can think of.

Communist Muslims

Antifa refugees

Jewish feminists

konaya
8
1 week ago

Pavement soaked in gas isn't very nurturing for a smolderpunk, though, so I don't see how that's a good example. Now, show me a cigarette in a bucket of rags or lump or wood shavings and I'll show you a fire in a while.

beerandabike
20
1 week ago

Quite a distraction[sic] indeed!

ShrmpHvnNw
25
1 week ago

In a building that didn’t originally have electricity

theonlymexicanman
77
1 week ago

The White House, The Statue of Liberty, The Louvre, The Vatican, The goddamn Colosseum, all didn’t have electricity originally

Search up a term called renovation I think it might blow your mind

KevinMcCallister
12
1 week ago

who is to say that these buildings that existed before electricity was discovered didn't have electricity? were you there to see it???

gigglefarting
972
1 week ago

That’s how I felt as a programmer when learning that the Boeing crashes stemmed from the code.

runfayfun
598
1 week ago

The Boeing crash stems from cutting corners on design to save money. The programmers did what they could with the resources they had so that Boeing wouldn't have to (expensively) recertify their half-century-old design.

Lost_in_La_Mancha
344
1 week ago

The classic "let's exchange engineers for sales people that everything will be fine and dandy"

Charlie_Warlie
216
1 week ago

I wonder how many people said "this is stupid" but did it anyway because someone higher up the ladder said it needs to be done.

Mango_Deplaned
50
1 week ago

Boeing are extraordinarily lucky that their former CEO is now the SecDef in a stunningly corrupt Executive and Senate. Boeing better believe some really bad stuff is going to come out. But their emails. But we can't investigate our major defense contractors while we're at war with Iran!

ZiggyPox
8
1 week ago

If you think about that there is no time when US isn't tied by one or another conflict. Great excuse to just let things stagnate internally.

hairdoguy
663
1 week ago

Ryan started the fire

NotAFrog4
198
1 week ago

and it’s always been burning since the worlds been turning

wickod124
54
1 week ago

Ryan started the Fyy-yaa!!!

Nose_to_the_Wind
12
1 week ago

You weren't here for that

TobylovesPam
83
1 week ago

🔥FIREGUY!🔥

neoshinok
18
1 week ago

Hey, you weren't here for that...

darthbinks270211
12
1 week ago

SPIRE GUY

Butthole--pleasures
10
1 week ago

He's about to be FIRED GUY

HallLAD
10
1 week ago
aBeaSTWiTHiNMe
119
1 week ago

As long as Esmerelda made it out safe.

sundays_child
24
1 week ago

Oh no! Quasimodo!

yumyumfire
70
1 week ago

I hope you live a happy life after this

Nighthawk1776
27
1 week ago

You too, buddy. :D

LegkoKatka
73
1 week ago

She wanted them damn elephants!

Mogetfog
11
1 week ago

All I wanted was to see a war elephant fight a dragon. I know it would be a one sided fight but it would have been so cool!

HauschkasFoot
3225
1 week ago

I’m sure that there was a minimum insurance coverage in the tens of millions required before taking on the contract. I’m a lowly landscaper and have to have at least $1 million coverage to work on just a regular ass home

[deleted]
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1 week ago

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HauschkasFoot
1600
1 week ago

Well the insurance companies, repair crews, and judges probably think otherwise

[deleted]
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1 week ago

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funnythebunny
658
1 week ago

I'm in US and already preparing my lawsuit... "I wanted to go to France and now my vacation is ruined thanks to this contractor; I am suing for emotional distress"

[deleted]
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1 week ago

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thiosk
251
1 week ago

"I wanted to sue France and now my future is ruined thanks to this paralegal; I am suing for emotional distress"

[deleted]
24
1 week ago

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atrey1
87
1 week ago

"I wanted to make a joke in Reddit and they didn't let me. I'm suing for emotional distress".

apexchillin
34
1 week ago

I think he was joking.

Source: Sense of humor.

goonandjoaddict
10
1 week ago

Not with that attitude it isn’t. (But in all seriousness, very sorry for your devastating cultural loss)

[deleted]
10
1 week ago

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shitfacts
24
1 week ago

You still can!

010kindsofpeople
10
1 week ago

Username.

agentk_74u
74
1 week ago

It has happened before for this exact building, so I think it can.

TamagotchiGraveyard
21
1 week ago

All the church’s in Paris and Berlin pretty much were completely destroyed, they left a couple still hollowed out and destroyed, just as a reminder of what happened.

LeBonLapin
58
1 week ago

What? No, Paris was basically unscathed by both World Wars. The cathedral suffered some fairly extensive damage during the French revolution, and the original spire was replaced due to 650 years of wind damage; but nothing like what has happened here. The building is gutted, I would assume the entirety of the original woodwork is destroyed, and the number of pieces of priceless art destroyed is still uncertain. I also wouldn't be surprised if during reconstruction additional demolition will have to performed due to structural instability.

sirhoracedarwin
30
1 week ago

Nah man this guy on reddit said this is nbd so I trust him

explorer_76
18
1 week ago

Thank you. All of the original timber ceiling framing that has been there for 800 years has been destroyed. The damage to Notre Dame is completely unprecedented.

PorkRindSalad
54
1 week ago

Now it's practically free.

Haaaarry
13
1 week ago
Warpedme
9
1 week ago

I have to have 5 million dollars in coverage to be able to hang a tv in any luxury apartment in CT. It's not even the law, it's what the building management requires. The law doesn't even require me to have any liability coverage.

PanickedPoodle
363
1 week ago

I was just thinking there's some dude out there on that construction crew who took a lunchtime smoking break and is shitting bricks right now.

BrainOnLoan
311
1 week ago

If one construction worker can cause such a fire, with such an important building, the buck doesn't stop there. Safety procedures weren't followed, the wrong materials were used for the scaffolding, etc.

It shouldn't be possible for one guy to start a fire that engulfs the entire structure. It should have been caught before it went out of control. So either it was caught way too late and fire detection was messed up or it spread very quickly, indicating wrong materials, not enough barriers, fire retardent breaks, etc.

[deleted]
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1 week ago

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cxseven
70
1 week ago

Plus, it's France. 50% of it is on a smoke break at any given moment.

JMW007
14
1 week ago

The point being made is that the safety procedures for the renovation work were not followed, not that the construction of the building itself wasn't safe. The scaffolding wasn't 800 years old, nor any of the equipment or material used in and around the area of renovation. The post above is not talking about the building's own shortcomings.

CodeWeaverCW
21
1 week ago

I think his point was that there’s only so much “proper procedure” can do for a building that’s so antiquated. To get a contract to work on the Notre fucking Dame, I feel like you’d have to be a pretty reputable contractor. And this happened anyway.

volcanomoss
13
1 week ago

Sadly even super reputable contractors often end up with sketchy sub-contractors because they're cheap. 5 subcontractors down the line and quality drops fast.

GoldcoinforRosey
9
1 week ago

This guy constructs.

You are absolutely right though. All it takes is one lazy connection and it all goes up inflames

iwascompromised
177
1 week ago

It's a 13th century wooden structure. It's extremely flammable. It could have been from a cigarette or it could have been a spark or electrical short from equipment that got out of control before it could be stopped. Just look at how fast a house can go up in flames from Christmas tree fires. If a spark hits the right material in the right conditions it can take seconds to get out of hand.

B4rberblacksheep
111
1 week ago

It's a 13th century wooden structure with wood that's been drying for a couple centuries, huge amounts of air underneath and no doubt a variety of weird and wonderful varnishing/sealing chemicals permeated into the wood. I'm not shocked it went up the way it has, just heartbroken.

Oikeus_niilo
10
1 week ago

Electrical system was also installed at some point to keep birds off it, I wonder if that can malfunction somehow and cause this fire

Self-Aware
15
1 week ago

France's view of smoking has been traditionally a good bit more relaxed than the US, though.

jellyskelly1
7
1 week ago

Whats stopping someone off-site from flicking a cig butt onto the construction area and causing a fine? I understand being caught smoking on-site but just finding a butt? Really?

PorkRindSalad
9
1 week ago

Well, he shouldn't have eaten mud, then.

SketchtheHunter
143
1 week ago

God tier insurance

For a cathedral

I see what you did there.

Kruse
6
1 week ago

Regardless of insurance, he'll/they'll never work again...at least not in Paris.

KauaiRoosterParty
1200
1 week ago

This was my reaction. Seen many beautiful Cathedrals, most of which have a history of destruction and rebuilding. Now this one has another story to tell. Sad. But not the end, by far.

abrazilianinreddit
331
1 week ago

Yeah, too bad the story isn't exciting.

"So, what happened that caused the destruction of 90% of the Notre Dame cathedral in 2019?"

"Bob the electrician did a poor job with the wires"

gottapoopASAP
323
1 week ago

Bob the electrician

I think you mean Pierre the electrician

Tewks44
298
1 week ago

I dunno if this was deliberate or not but it cracked me up how you grouped Paris Fashion week in the same magnitude of disaster as the plague and World War I and II.

PartTimeMisanthrope
127
1 week ago

I'm glad it cracked you up, because that was the intention ☺

rileypoole1234
394
1 week ago

The guy that replied to you is incorrect. This is the most damage the cathedral has ever sustained. It suffered very very minor damage in WWII and was never directly bombed.

passwordis_1234
19
1 week ago

What about the French Revolution ?

hameleona
54
1 week ago

They never set it on fire and desecrated it, but it was in top shape for the coronation of Napoleon.

Containedmultitudes
11
1 week ago

The Jacobins cut off some statues’ heads, but the church itself was saved, reconsecrated the “Temple of Reason”.

hidingfromthequeen
146
1 week ago

Second image is Reims cathedral, btw.

eric1743
73
1 week ago

First one too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reims_Cathedral#/media/File:Shell_Explosion_Cathedral_at_Rheims_retouched_image.jpg So all are from an unrelated church and a different time period.

cosimine
48
1 week ago

I think all of them are.

YoStephen
8
1 week ago

Wow that's incredible. I have seen Reims cathedral and I would have never guessed.

rileypoole1234
89
1 week ago

None of those are pictures of Notre Dame. It was not affected by bombings in WWII.

hobbesosaurus
9
1 week ago

well they did say WWI, not WWII

rileypoole1234
9
1 week ago

It was never bombed in any war.

rileypoole1234
49
1 week ago

None of those are pictures of Notre Dame. It was not affected by bombings in WWII. This is the most damage it has ever sustained.

EDIT: the first picture is Reims cathedral, similar in style to notre dame.

Kayaba-Akihiko
33
1 week ago

Caught fire too if I remember

You must be one of the oldest redditor I met.

WhatATunt
28
1 week ago

all of those are the Reims Cathedral

SpaceJackRabbit
7
1 week ago

I'm sorry but you're wrong. This is not Notre-Dame-de-Paris. This is Reims.

Notre-Dame-de-Paris experienced some damage in successive riots and neglect in the 19th century, but nothing close to this.

shuerpiola
24
1 week ago

Yes. It had to be restored following the French revolution, from 1845 to 1870 (plus multiple times since then). I believe the spire that burned today was not the original, but from the restoration that I just mentioned.

That being said, this is the most damage it has ever sustained.

Edit: Better phrasing

FatherAb
65
1 week ago

I think each fashion week is directly linked to weakening the structure so that this could happen.

Yorttam
963
1 week ago

You’d think future history classes would be able to prevent things like this!

LordChefChristoph
247
1 week ago

They probably caused it. Screwing with time is a bad idea, man.

Nico777
8
1 week ago

God damn it Barry.

Gooby_3
64
1 week ago

What?

phaemoor
101
1 week ago

Like if the history class is about the future, you'll know this will happen before it happens.

chubonga
16
1 week ago

Now, in theory, you'll be changing future history so the question will then be to prevent or not prevent the fire?

tilouswag
22
1 week ago

It'll be mentioned any time the Notre Dame church is talked about.

Heavy_Weapons_Guy_
37
1 week ago

Which was never that I recall. But I didn't major in history or anything.

waawftutki
16
1 week ago

I mean, you say that but did we learn about any churches being destroyed in history class...?

Haven't been in school for almost a decade but I remember it being mostly about wars/geography/human history.

Lazyr3x
7
1 week ago

Well to be fair Notre Dame isn't just any random church it's possibly the best known church in the world and one of the best known buildings in the world

mc_shawn
3726
1 week ago

This is absolutely devastating.

coffeeandtrout
1599
1 week ago

The building was full of works of art as well. This is terrible.

hlioness
597
1 week ago

You would think that they’d been removed before starting the renovations though

shadowstes5
786
1 week ago

It wasn't closed during renovations. CBS and NBC both claimed that the church was closed sections at a time to keep the doors open (is a fully functioning church with daily patronage and sojourners)

Marijuana_Miler
233
1 week ago

Anytime I’ve visited one of these historical churches they have been experiencing renovations. Pretty sure they are constantly undergoing some form of construction or upgrade.

LordKwik
138
1 week ago

This cathedral in particular had 13 million visitors a year, and renovations take time. It's probably just easier to do it one section at a time and keep it open than closing it for a month or two at a time.

shundi
12
1 week ago

Was just there. They absolutely had a ton of artwork and precious objects... just certain sections cordoned off. Absolute tragedy.

hlioness
175
1 week ago

Oh no

hlioness
93
1 week ago

The glass really is a huge loss, although I think I saw an update that some of it hasn’t been affected

pepperminttea_love
39
1 week ago

Absolutely! Let‘s hope most of it will survive.

SpaceJackRabbit
10
1 week ago

Apparently a lot of it is gone. Keep in mind too that the stained glass is joined by lead, which melts at 327.5°C. That fire was way hotter than that.

mgandrewduellinks
7
1 week ago

Was gonna comment this. Let’s be thankful for what survived.

Wormhog
9
1 week ago

Those were from the 1800s but yeah, it’s something.

holyshitatalkingdog
13
1 week ago

At the very least you'd think they'd remove them before the fire.

Droll12
11
1 week ago

Not all, the building was open to tourists so some art must have been there for viewing.

ImFamousOnImgur
10
1 week ago

Yeah there are people whose job it is to run into a fire and save artwork and shit

Anne314
34
1 week ago

That building was a work of art.

Grindelwalds_Bitch
94
1 week ago

It really is heartbreaking to watch. It’s been there for nearly a thousand years

Beardgardens
15
1 week ago

I was audibly swearing at my phone watching this, I am a huge history buff and this is devastating. Just like that, one of those most iconic architectural features of European history, gone. Replicas aren’t the same.

...fuck.

deltarefund
1208
1 week ago

We’re going in 2 weeks and was literally the only thing on my husband’s MUST SEE list.

TheLeaderofthePack
607
1 week ago

Oh boy. Catacombs are just as impressive and there is no shortage of beautiful architecture in Paris

CaptainFingerling
202
1 week ago

Was gonna say. You can be dropped anywhere in Paris and land on something elegant and historic.

This will be missed, but, frankly, I would avoid making must see lists for that city. Best to just take it in as you walk the whole day long.

deltarefund
14
1 week ago

That is our plan. 1 “must see” per day and the rest exploring!

hamstarwars
82
1 week ago

Luckily the officials are reporting that all art and relics were evacuated. Not all is lost.

CramIt_thefrog
17
1 week ago

Oh that makes me so so happy.

Sierra419
8
1 week ago

Oh man thank God for that. I’ve been upset all day thinking about not just the actual building but all the priceless artwork inside. It’s still sad but this is a glimmer of hope.

Lordsokka
13
1 week ago

Don’t feel selfish, you missed an opportunity to experience one of the greatest creations of art and culture. You have reason to be bummed out right now.

Even if they rebuild it, it will never be the same.

throwaway_swifty
477
1 week ago

Did you light a candle before you left?

Sir_Phyroo
60
1 week ago

Too soon.

jabr7
18
1 week ago

It's still burning...

lurkyloos
9
1 week ago

I snorted at your comment. Thank you for the short.

Jackshockey96
11
1 week ago

No, it’s a joke

1Dive1Breath
14
1 week ago

This guy investigates

Azelais
192
1 week ago

Wow, I’m glad you got the chance to see it though.

admiralmandrake
9
1 week ago

I travel to Europe frequently and skipped Notre Dame in Paris just because there was too much to see in such a short time and knew I would be coming back to Paris again. Since three years ago I’ve visited almost every other major European city in some cases twice except for that one.

Whoops :/

06EXTN
1014
1 week ago

I have a brother who has been a firefighter for years.

His only comment about this was “that’s not getting put out” and I believe him.

It’s sad. I would have liked to have seen it someday.

EDIT: we were wrong and I am happy.

LordBiscuits
249
1 week ago

It's consumed the roof, so he's probably right. They might save the front quarter, but I reckon everything behind that is lost.

PLEB6785
95
1 week ago

I don't think they can put it out. I am no expert but I have seen smaller building get left to burn because there is just no chance to stop the fire. This fire is just too big.

TorvundArt
99
1 week ago

I just read that the fire is under control and the two towers are going to be fine. 2/3rds of the roof and the spire are gone tho.

Hazakurain
13
1 week ago

Update : The fire is nearly extinct. It should be raining in 5 hours anyway so it won't last long. They did put it out. At least the entire base of the church is still alright.

LordBiscuits
16
1 week ago

It's not a complex fire, it's just wood etc just enormous quantities if it, bone dry and perfectly arranged to burn.

The stone columns should be fine, but there will be barely a stick of wood left I expect

lt_dan_zsu
16
1 week ago

Currently, the big worry is if the fire can reach the bells. If they fall, there a good chance they bring the tower down with them.

Thoraxe123
8
1 week ago

You may still get to. I have no doubt that they'll rebuild it. Tons of historical buildings have burned down and been rebuilt throughout history.

It wont be quite the same, but itll be better than nothing.

Source: im an architecture student

_EbolaSenpai
8
1 week ago

i am happy to say your brother was wrong

thecatintherain
966
1 week ago
CroStormShadow
210
1 week ago
VineAsphodel10477
10
1 week ago

You are a good person.

AmericaOfficial
175
1 week ago

:((

TheAmazingAutismo
14
1 week ago

:((

soaliar
12
1 week ago

rotate

AmericaOfficial
11
1 week ago

)):

Generic_Pete
15
1 week ago

Enhance

thepee-peepoo-pooman
16
1 week ago

)):

_Diskreet_
15
1 week ago

Zoom

AmericaOfficial
20
1 week ago

\\ .

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// .

ogsharpleft
22
1 week ago

fuck go back

IsaacEiland-Hall
8
1 week ago

)):

ZalmoxisChrist
15
1 week ago

/u/gifreversingbot

You need that initial "/"

thecatintherain
34
1 week ago

I believe he would‘ve replied if he weren‘t banned, or so he told me via DM

collin102o
8
1 week ago

I mean... you dont... if it links correctly... the first "/" is for mobile users genrally

7Dsports25
14
1 week ago

Why is this comment so funny

mulan182
944
1 week ago

This hurts my heart so much. I don't even want to know what was destroyed that we will never get back.

Jaredlong
905
1 week ago

Surprisingly, not as much you'd might expect. Notre Dame has had a long history of being damaged / neglected and then restored. During the French Revolution, it was so badly damaged that it was completely abandoned and nearly demolished. From what I can tell, the parts that have been damaged beyond repair were at most 200 years old. Precious in their own ways, but insignificant compared to the 850 year old stone structure that will survive the fire.

mulan182
294
1 week ago

I have no doubt that the church will back to all its beautiful glory eventually. Who knows how long that will take, though. But the art, the stained glass windows, artifacts, bells...... I guess we will just have to start all over. Obviously this isn't the first fire (or bombing) to completely destroy a precious landmark. It just sucks every time one is.

Im_not_a_teacher
285
1 week ago

On the bright side too, the rebuild will be made of modern materials that will last 100s of years, and probably will be installed with the idea of "someone in the future will need to fix this". It will allow for maximum survivability for anything historic that will remain in the building. In the long term timeline, this may be... not a good thing... but certainly not bad.

01020304050607080901
64
1 week ago

Damn. This is the most positive comment I’ve seen yet. That’s a really good outlook.

Let’s just hope they got anything that might’ve been inside.

joediben
17
1 week ago

This would be nice, but in reality, it will most likely be rebuilt as inexpensively as possible while still being up to code.

i_i_i_i_T_i_i_i_i
11
1 week ago

I doubt it, they aren't going to rush it, the news had a phone interview with the head of a committee linked to the renovation and he was saying that the initial renovation was planned to last years because they were so careful about the details. Now it might take us 50 years but I'm confident it will be just as good.

MarblesinthePan
58
1 week ago

Some images from previous rebuilds

RunToImagine
49
1 week ago

That spire is far newer than I would’ve guessed. Photos from the mid 1800s don’t include it.

StrugLord
13
1 week ago

The original spire was constructed in the 13th century, probably between 1220 and 1230. It was battered, weakened and bent by the wind over five centuries, and finally was removed in 1786. During the 19th century restoration, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc decided to recreate it, making a new version of oak covered with lead. The entire spire weighed 750 tons.

pulled from Wiki

llakpadetta
7
1 week ago

It's from the 1840s. It's still a great loss.

bleunt
13
1 week ago

This made me a bit less sad.

dunkmaster6856
10
1 week ago

a fire that strong can damage the stone

Mox_Fox
119
1 week ago

Parts will probably be salvageable, like the original 13th century foundation. This isn't the first time the Notre Dame has been damaged.

Edit: I feel like I should correct myself here. I was thinking of the other Notre Dame cathedral when I wrote this. The one in Paris has been through a lot, and it will be restored, but it's never been damaged this badly before. Sounds like there's more left than just the foundation, though.

Wobbelblob
75
1 week ago

Although it is the first time it got damaged that much. But then again, Europe has so many professionals specialized in restoring such old buildings, that it will be rebuild properly.

Evil_Nick_Saban
26
1 week ago

Yeah. How many new careers were just started from this fire? It's a preservationist's dream project.

ryanino
30
1 week ago

My mom texted me “Notre Dame is on Fire!” And I’m legitimately like “Didn’t March madness just end?”

So sad.

theonlymexicanman
242
1 week ago

Most of the Artworks and valuables were carried out of the Church. But sadly some did not make it out

WannabeBadGalRiri
25
1 week ago

Which ones didn’t make it out?

theonlymexicanman
71
1 week ago

A piece of the “Crown of Thorns” managed to make it.

They haven’t really said anything about what’s not made it out

sadgrad2
8
1 week ago

Damn this is just so sad

Jagacin
14
1 week ago

That is just so heartbreaking to watch. I'm not catholic, but even i feel like we lost a big part of human history.

Chayden153
27
1 week ago

They managed to get quite a bit of the relics out

mrscorle
104
1 week ago

This video gave me chills

readditlater
96
1 week ago

Why do they sound so professional?

Man, this makes it hit so much harder.

StrategicBlenderBall
87
1 week ago

Hymns tend to sound very professional

Jaredlong
51
1 week ago

Practice singing the same songs your entire life, and eventually you'll get really good at singing them.

Rogersgirl75
30
1 week ago

I think he means that the singers sound very professional as in they sound very good.

Usually untrained musicians can’t pick a key and end up sounding rough. Even in church with songs everyone already knows.

They all sound as if they are a professional choir.

Hawezo
31
1 week ago

I'd say they go to church quite often, because they know the song really well. If they go to church often, they most likely sing christian songs a lot, and I'd guess that's why they sound that good

readditlater
27
1 week ago

It’s not just knowing the song well, a bunch of people are harmonizing.

ussbaney
23
1 week ago

The French really like their Catholic hymms. Every town has a beautiful cathedral.

blazebot4200
21
1 week ago

Many of them are clutching rosaries. They probably attend mass often and they’re singing a very popular hymn that they’ve probably sung many times before. A few of them are singing the harmonies which really fills out the sound. It made me cry

sweadle
20
1 week ago

Wow.

brubeck5
16
1 week ago

Maaan. That's making me tear up. :'-(:::::

deltarefund
10
1 week ago

Gave me chills. How terrible.

Halcyous
10
1 week ago

Well that got me

ilalli
8
1 week ago

Does anyone know the song they’re singing?

Jiama
12
1 week ago

Ave Maria. I think

Edit: Alright, I found it https://youtu.be/RSO6RMuA21s

SpreadEagle48
345
1 week ago

It's interesting that this upsets me so much more than the current atrocities happening to so many humans around the world.

pepperminttea_love
236
1 week ago

Well this building stood for almost a thousand years, after surviving all these centuries you would think it‘s invincible, but it‘s not. It‘s sad, but human suffering happens every day, so I guess we‘ve kind of become numb to it. But you don‘t see Notre Dame burn every day.

manawoka
69
1 week ago

I'm defending my master's thesis prospectus today and instead of rehearsing like I planned to I'm sitting here watching livestreams of a fire halfway around the world.

Chezzik
194
1 week ago

Higher resolution version: https://i.imgur.com/Wkrerh4.gifv

AtheistComic
182
1 week ago

A few years ago we stayed across the street from Notre Dame in a flat we rented. We toured the beautiful architecture and took many photographs. I was especially interested in how common the floors and lower walls were in contrast to the beautiful religious fixtures and sculptures. Such a shame to see this happen.

Choekaas
160
1 week ago

I feel like 2019's most poignant pictures have already happened. And both of them in the same week.

Last week we saw the technical marvel and years of planning to the picture of the black hole. A fiery glow that represent what humans can achieve in this day, with this technology. A stepping stone of the future.

Today we've seen a different fiery glow, but this one with disastrous results. It was unprepared and attacked not our future, but our past.

erik802
11
1 week ago

Also the arrest of Julian Assange 4 days ago

Livingbyautocorrect
30
1 week ago

Assange is a speck of dirt in History (and the Ecuador ambassy). Notre Dame and the black hole research are Giants of human ambitions and habilities.

erik802
13
1 week ago

Not as historic but not insignificant either. The point was that lots have happened in the span of a week.

blackpharaoh69
9
1 week ago

There are years when nothing happens and weeks where decades happen

catalyst305
137
1 week ago

Anyone know why the smoke bellowing out as the spire falls is colored orange and yellow?

MyNameIsRay
187
1 week ago

That's the smoke catching fire.

It's called a "flashover"

The falling spire is a burning chunk of kindling that mixed in oxygen while swirling the particulate, which allowed the smoke to ignite.

tanukisuit
17
1 week ago

That is terrifying.

BadAim
31
1 week ago

Probably fire continuing to burn the carbon inside the smoke

im17
10
1 week ago

Was wondering the same thing. All I could think about was the colored smoke that they release related to the Pope in Vatican City, and wondering if these colors meant "we've done fuck up"?

Used2BPromQueen
118
1 week ago

This is heart breaking. Notre Dame survived the World War bombings only to be accidentally destroyed by flames. I'm crushed to see such an amazing piece of history be destroyed.

Mox_Fox
39
1 week ago

It actually took extensive damage in WWI and was repaired. It will recover from this, too.

Was thinking of Notre-Dame de Riems. I still believe the Notre-Dame de Paris will be rebuilt, though.

Paladin_Null
27
1 week ago

Beat me to it. I'm glad I'm not the only person with a terrible sense of humor.

ThePr1d3
22
1 week ago

Disney took live action remakes way too much at heart

WebHead1287
91
1 week ago

Yelp review: 0/10, hired to fix my roof and now I have no roof

gtsomething
9
1 week ago

Hired to fix upgrade my spire, and now I have no spire.

OCMule
10
1 week ago

Technically the problem is gone, 1/10.

Duraumal
105
1 week ago

Yes ! I am French and not particularly catholic but I feel like you said, ruined. A 1000 years of cultural and historical heritage going up in flames. I feel sick to the core. I only and sincerely hope it is not criminal and sadly « just » an accident. If not there will be hell to pay. Today france is losing a big part of its soul. Today is a day of mourning, a legitimate contemporary wonders of the world is brought down.

Politican91
13
1 week ago

Well said. It's certainly a tragedy.

barberousse1122
9
1 week ago

Vive la France mon pote , c’est pas un bâtiment qui fait notre identité

inevitabilityalarm
90
1 week ago

Wait what?!

Mr_Cellaneous
43
1 week ago

I was late on this as well. Notre Dame is currently engulfed in flames. I had no idea until I saw this

alfosn
143
1 week ago

It's an ongoing event. Here's an article about it

JOCkERbot9000
21
1 week ago

Fun fact, did you know in the original quasimodo gets the girl in the end? He makes away with esmereldas corpse. He is in essence probably the most famous necrophiliac in existence

_tv_lover_
42
1 week ago

OK?

tiny__films
39
1 week ago

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DeadskinsDave
26
1 week ago

I’m going to bite, how many OK facts you got?

tiny__films
31
1 week ago

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DeadskinsDave
35
1 week ago

I’m really bummed that the Cathedral had to burn down in order for me to discover my lost passion for everything Oklahoma related, so I’ll be damned if I’m not going to learn everything there is to know. Subscribed!

tiny__films
25
1 week ago

Fuck, you got me dude lol.

DeadskinsDave
23
1 week ago

Today will forever be the day that I learned 3 things about Oklahoma and the Notre Dame Cathedral burned down.

zappi1
18
1 week ago

Today

LordRakzoon
9
1 week ago
Iceman8628
57
1 week ago

Should never have sent my mixtape.

priced324
44
1 week ago

I just hope the hunchback made it out ok

stanley_twobrick
17
1 week ago

The random shit people on reddit get offended by.

canada__sucks
33
1 week ago

In 2016, police found a car parked outside Notre Dame with gas canisters and pages written in Arabic. Recently, churches across Europe and France have been vandalized, contaminated holy water with feces, crosses taken down, etc. Interesting how it happens during the start of Easter week.

CanadianMeathead
19
1 week ago

While i agree, you are going to get downvoted to shit.

canada__sucks
9
1 week ago

Facts don't care about downvotes. Why do you think so?

[deleted]
11
1 week ago

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[deleted]
14
1 week ago

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Animblenavigator
16
1 week ago

Are people really saying "wiring"? Jesus.

The longer this takes to reveal the more it's proof that you are correct.

4 women were arrested in 2016 and there was a van filled with kerosene in front of Notre Dame.

People that ignore the facts are literally ignorant. They don't want to hear the truth they want to believe everyone is sunshine and rainbows.

This is the start of holy week, infamous lately for radical Islamic terrorism.

This last month has seen numerous vandalism of catholic churches around France.

This is France's 9/11 and people think it was just a bad repair job? Come on!

thisisATHENS
12
1 week ago

They tend to hide shit like this because they don't want people mad. Wasn't the Bataclan shootings way more violent than info they released?

CarlyRaeHeiffersen
8
1 week ago

Agreed. Something smells fishy. I don't buy the renovation story.

Reafia
35
1 week ago

I allways thought London Bridge was going to be the first to go.

ImBackAndSoSorry
8
1 week ago

I thought the very same thing there my fair lady.

cuddle_enthusiast
30
1 week ago

This is devastating. Someone get a hold of Ja Rule so I can make sense of all this.

peterhendrick
7
1 week ago

WHERE IS JA!?!?

Non-Sequiteer
31
1 week ago

Get ready Europe, you’re about to flooded with tourists who suddenly remember how impermanent all these places they want to see are.

bluebulletsfh
28
1 week ago

-10 happiness -4 faith

Scoob1978
26
1 week ago

I feel like a ghoul watching this.

degraffenamash
27
1 week ago

Survives two world wars and burns on a random Monday. Damn that’s just unfair.

chachablahhhhh
24
1 week ago

Wake up, France.

HONK_HONK14
16
1 week ago

They never will. Europe has fallen upon deaf ears

swaharaT
22
1 week ago

Breaking news says the two towers and main structure of the building has been saved. Parisian firefighters deserve one heck on an ovation for controlling that blaze.

LyssaNells
10
1 week ago

They managed to save most, if not all, of the relics and artwork according to several news sites.

PM-ME-TITTY-PlCS
21
1 week ago

How did the fire start?

RobertAPetersen
44
1 week ago

An ignition source found adequate fuel and oxygen.

PM-ME-TITTY-PlCS
26
1 week ago

I didn’t ask how ALL fires start, I was asking how this specific fire started

RobertAPetersen
58
1 week ago

An ignition source inside Notre-Dame found adequate fuel and oxygen.

PM-ME-TITTY-PlCS
26
1 week ago

Oh okay thank you!

OnlyGoodRedditorHere
9
1 week ago

People will rush to preserve an old building but not their own nations

Twokindsofpeople
17
1 week ago

Major fires are like rings on a tree for a cathedral. It'll be rebuilt and this one will be added to the list of shit its survived.

Copykhaleesicatc
16
1 week ago

this will always hurt to watch, at least for me. such an iconic building, overseeing so many historical events, completely decked with works of art.

[deleted]
18
1 week ago

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oscarfacegamble
26
1 week ago

Fuck whoever put an ad across that video.

Magnon
17
1 week ago

Liberté, égalité, fraternité.

Mallard_is_fruit
16
1 week ago

Holy smokes

DanDcD
17
1 week ago

shit, I've been playing Civ V and as i fucking finish Notre Dame in-game, i look on reddit and see this. I shit you not, the same fucking five minutes. I'm really sad now....

hops4beer
15
1 week ago

Thanks, I hate it.

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14
1 week ago

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Nosam88
11
1 week ago

I have this weird feeling this was not an accident like they are claiming. I want to see who the contractor was & who/where he hired people from.

Like I said, I find it extremely unlikely this was an accident. That fucker has been there for longer than any of us. The only thing that changed lately is France invited 'diversity'

Unhappily_Happy
8
1 week ago

it's like burning everything Van Gogh ever painted in one go.

I'm almost crying.

savethetriffids
9
1 week ago

Why does this make me cry? I can't even understand why this is so emotional for me.

eledunon
7
1 week ago

The craziest thing is that took decades to be built, has gone through many renovations during its life, and it’s now, in the XXI Century, with all the technology and health and safety regulations that this happens during a renovation, WTF!

micasi_
8
1 week ago

I was in my art class when this happened, and my professor was soooo distressed when he found out. Poor guy kept muttering about how terrible it was for the rest of class. I thought he was going to cry.

CornOnTheColby
8
1 week ago

Where’s Varg?

GHMariner
8
1 week ago

Holy shit. I had no idea this was happening.

McBlemmen
7
1 week ago

that contractor must be going oops , mea culpa