Notre Dame Cathedral is burning

#1

Crazy story out of Paris. There was mass in session when the fire broke out. Hope everyone made it out safely and this historic building can be saved.

#2

This is heartbreaking :pensive::cry:

#3

Update: The spire has collapsed and officials fear they may not be able to extinguish the blaze. We may be witnessing the death of Notre Dame.

#4

Beautiful building, I hope they can save the front of the building. Terrible news.

I visited three times, once in 1984 as a school kid, and then in 2001 and 2003.

#5

I visited twice, once in 2005 and again in 2014. I never much cared for cathedrals, kind of a seen one seen them type thing. But there’s something different about Notre Dame. Hopefully it can be saved.

EDIT: Parisian authorities say the fire is under control and the towers and facade will survive.