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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Notre-Dame






Looks like this was the one and only time we got to see the Notre-Dame cathedral before the fire engulfed the 850-year-old gothic masterpiece a month after we returned from our trip to Europe.

 I am glad though that I had an opportunity to see it even if it was just a glimpse in the dark from our boat when we were cruising the River Seine.

850 years of history...

My feelings exactly.

Artwork by the very talented Donna Adi.

Donna's links  - https://www.instagram.com/donna_adi/
                          https://donnadi.com/

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22 comments:

Sandee said...

I'm glad you got to see this, but what I want to know is how the fire started. What a shame.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

Lin said...

I'm glad you got the chance to see it. So sad. The whole thing. :(

betty said...

It was so beautiful! Glad you got to see it before it was destroyed. I know they are going to rebuild but it won't be the same. My niece who had lived in the Netherlands for 2 years while she was in high school with her family did a lot of sightseeing all over Europe. She was just devastated when she heard about the fire and shared on Facebook the pictures she had taken of her visits when they lived there. So sad!

betty

Hootin' Anni said...

I personally tbink they should leave it in it's burned down state (rebuild at another site) ...even in ruins it's still a wonder of the world!!

Mother of 3 said...

I went to Paris when I was in high school and I still remember touring Notre Dame; My heart broke to watch that fire. My son has been learning French and we hoped to visit together one day.

NCSue said...

Yes, that fire was shocking. So glad there wasn't any worse damage. It's amazing so much survived.
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stevebethere said...

So sad what happened to such a beautiful building

Have a tanfastical week :-)

likeschocolate said...

Such a lovely cathedral. So saddened by events.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

It's a terrible loss.

Meditations in Motion said...

I got to see it one and only one time too! How sad. What a beautiful cathedral.

NanaHood said...

I agree with the other folks who commented. Such a tragic thing to happen! Thanks for visiting me at NanaHood and linking up!

Hena Tayeb said...

We there over a decade ago.. the memories a bit hazy now.
My friends were there on a river cruise and saw the blaze from afar.. they had had the cathedral on their itinerary for the following day :(

Colleen Looseleaf said...

I saw it last summer but didn't even get a picture. Who knew?

An Apel a Day said...

You did see it in the nick of time! This is so sad! I hate when older buildings are destroyed.

pilch92 said...

How blessed you are to have seen it. I like that art.

Alana said...

Sometimes you just don't know, when you take a photo, how important it might be one day.

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Beautiful click.

Natasha said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. How wonderful you were able to see it before the fire created devastation.

Thanks you for linking up with Esha- Sky Girl and me for #wordlessWednesday.
Have a great weekend ahead !

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loopyloulaura said...

I have been to Paris several times but never went inside Notre Dame and now regret it obviously! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

Lisa Lombardo said...

It is very sad to lose such a beautiful work of art and part of our history.

Thank you for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays...I hope you will share your talent on the hop again today. Hugs!

mail4rosey said...

We pulled out our pictures too. It was a very sad day for everyone. :(

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I was sooo sad when the fire struck Notre Dame! I got the chance to see this place as well before.