Historic and cultural sites that are usually closed to the public opened their doors this weekend. FRANCE 24’s reporters were among the crowds at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. They watched carpenters demonstrate the medieval techniques that will be required to restore the cathedral after it was damaged by fire on April 14, 2019.
Craig Murray connected the event to imperialism: “France is a country which has spent hundreds of billions of euros on nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction, and hundreds of billions of euros on other military capabilities. France possesses the technological capability to utterly flatten a city the size of Paris in minutes. Yet it does not possess the technological capability to prevent one of its greatest buildings from being destroyed by fire.”
Der französische Innenminister Laurent Nunez lobte die Arbeit der Feuerwehrleute, die ihr Leben bei dem Großeinsatz riskierten. Die Rettung der Kathedrale sei auf einen entscheidenden Zeitrahmen von 15 bis 30 Minuten zurückzuführen, berichtete der Politiker.
When he left the building about 20 minutes later, Vexo said there was still no evidence of a fire, adding that he thought it was a false alarm.
Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, the rector of Notre Dame, told French radio station France Inter that the cathedral has fire supervisors who go up to the attic to examine the frame three times a day.
While many are mourning the partial destruction of this monument, this article highlights times during the last decade when multiple other equally important historical and cultural sites have also been lost or damaged due to wars, negligence or mere foolishness by human actions.
Paris public prosecutor Rémy Heitz announced on Tuesday that firefighters were called to the world-famous cathedral at 6.20pm CET, almost half an hour before the roof caught fire.
But after an initial inspection they said they were unable to find any evidence of fire.
Staff checked under the roof and saw nothing, according to a Paris judicial official, speaking anonymously.
But 23 minutes later a second smoke detector went off, at which point it was too late to stop the inferno.
„We are favouring the theory of an accident,“ he said, adding that 50 people were working on a „long“ and „complex“ probe into what caused the blaze.
He said they would be interviewing workers from five companies that had been hired to work on renovations to the cathedral’s roof, which was where the fire is thought to have started.
La comparaison entre les images précédant l’incendie et celles prises au lendemain de celui-ci permet de mesurer l’étendue des dégâts causés sur la charpente de la cathédrale.
One winter morning heavy snow was falling and as I headed to the station I stopped dead, alone in the street with the cathedral and just drinking in the sight of a building I had seen a hundred times before. When I got into London a friend could see I was just beaming still, radiating far too much joy for such a time of the week. He asked how I was and I remember simply saying, ‘This morning I saw Notre Dame in the snow’. It was like that.
Fire has engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral in the heart of Paris, and the cathedral’s iconic spire has collapsed.
Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at the French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, where flames and black smoke were seen shooting from the base of the medieval church’s spire on Monday.
Der Brand könnte nach Informationen der französischen Nachrichtenagentur AFP mit Renovierungsarbeiten zusammenhängen. Er sei auf dem Dachboden der Kathedrale ausgebrochen und gegen 18.50 Uhr entdeckt worden.