VT is on the scene in Paris.  Many of us from VT have lived in Paris.  I used to visit every day for a “recharge” of great architecture and to count the rats that overrun the area at night.

There are larger cathedrals, certainly those more beautiful but none that mean as much to Americans.  Paris has always been the “second city” for American vets who can travel to Europe.

Donald Trump is on his way, to personally supervise as he and Judy Ruiliani did at the WTC on 9/11.

Home of the Templars, just north of Notre Dame…long gone and forgotten

However, hot air won’t put a fire out.

France believes this is an act of terrorism.  The HQ of national police is 1 minute away and this is the best supervised building in the world.  Macron has asked for an official investigation but, based on where this might lead, it will likely be a circus.

I simply can’t imagine how this could happen, I have been photographing here for decades, film and prints, filling shoe boxes, half a hard drive with digital.

Any building but this one…


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19 COMMENTS

  1. That darn deformed runt Quasimodo is still making trouble. Who would have thought that he was a white nationalist.

  2. Great sorrow about catholic symbol, the tragedy and architecture state of arts loss. We in Russia bring condolences to France. The fire terminates everything and it is merciless. I don’t think about the reasons – if it was Macron’s way to redirect people’s attention from the protests, or it was terrible act of hooligans, or it was an excident. The world’s historical and spiritual inheritage was destroyed.

  3. According to the newspaper “Le Monde”, very little is currently known about the cause of the fire. It will also be difficult to find out what set the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on Monday 15 April 2019 on fire. “After several hours of hesitation, the Paris prosecution opened an investigation on Monday evening into ‘involuntary destruction by fire’, ruling out any criminal motive from the outset.

    Access to the source of the fire proved to be extremely difficult, as it was surrounded by scaffolding at the centre of the extensive renovation project. At that time there were no more workers on the site.

    “The 13th century building structure was immediately lit. The fire spread simply too quickly.

  4. 2. Update:

    The current fire began on Monday evening in the guard room in front of the al-Marwani prayer room, according to a statement by the Islamic Waqf department of the mosque.

    The Waqf department praised the reaction of the firemen, who quickly extinguished the fire.

    According to The New Arab, a guard reported a brief gap in the changing of the guard between 19:15 and 19:30 local time, during which time the fire broke out.

    Interesting, because the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral also started at 19:30 local time.

  5. Update April 16:

    A fire also broke out on Monday in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third sanctuary of Islam. The flames did not cause much damage, but they did endanger part of the building, which is more than 1,200 years old.

  6. I liked the Notre in Strasbourg except for the big Swiss Clock , it’s ancient interior and exterior were humbling. Plus, it’s probably much more safer in that famous town of Illuminescence. Hope they didn’t renovate since I last saw it. Nothing will be sacred since the NWO and the nation destroyers are alive.

  7. There are some more historical facts:

    In 1813 Napoleon transformed the MAINZER DOM into a pigsty installation, burning the wooden interior for heating, and in 1942 the enemy set the building on fire again. The imperial graves in the SPEYERER DOM were desecrated in 1689 by the murderous burners of Louis XIV and destroyed again in 1794 by the revolutionary hordes!

  8. Notre Dame Cathedral and the Knights Templar

    The last Grand Master Jacques de Molay died executed by slow burning at the stake, in front of Notre Dame cathedral on March 18, 1314, one eyewitness says the Templar Grand Master asked God to take revenge on the people who had tormented him; and the curse worked indeed to perfection, killing all the interested parties, starting with King Philip IV of France known as Philip the Fair; who died on November 29th, 1314 at the age of 46. De Molay was indeed furious in the last moments of his life and used his magical powers, having been forced to make a confession against his will, and despite retracting this confession after, he was charged with heresy and burned at the stake like a vulgar criminal. A sad episode for the Church, and something modern Neo-Templar Organizations commemorated with great solemnity and the celebration of a mass on the 18th of March 2018, in Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, during the 900 year anniversary of the foundation of the Order.

  9. Note the relative lack of concern (by the public, not G.D.) when the culture monuments of of “darker skinned” persons are destroyed.

  10. i first heard about notre dame burning only an hour ago and presumed it was on the notre dame university campus. it wasnt until i got on vt that i realized its the real notre dame cathedral.
    even it was really notre dame university i still was thinking it couldve been the malevolent work of those insidious jews.
    yeah, its the jews that did it, no doubt!

  11. What a tremendous loss. Right there with the hammer blows to the Pieta. Hopefully there will be repair. The Cathedral of Notre Dame is considered the most beautiful in Western culture. Loved by all.

    • The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais is considered the most beautiful by many – it pushed Gothic architecture to the limits of the materials available at the times (plural intended) it was built.

  12. Did France forget to move an embassy to Jerusalem? Kosher lightning? April 15 has seen some Jewish historical events in the past which were a bit Anti-Chosenite, one included a law that a Jew could not remain in Paris overnight without special approval. Wasn’t Notre-Dame a gathering point during the bloody French revolution?

    BDS 2019!

  13. Things go in threes; the long anticipated, so hardly unanticipated, expulsion of Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy. This fire which is sad for a such an iconic building,(and one does not have to be Catholic to appreciate it), and i guess there will be third. One does wonder what else is going on while the universal press is concentrating, and directing our attention, to these events

  14. It could have very well started by an electrical discharge or welder. The two explosions that utterly destroyed the PEPCON plant outside Henderson, NV. on May 14, 1988, was caused by an errant welders torch.
    However scapegoats are now being lined up. Just how Macron plans to benefit from this will shortly be known.

  15. Construction fires can be caused in many ways. If a single worker had an accident they would likely be terrified and despondent. But, electrical arcs can start one pretty fast, as can welders, and my bet would be electrical fire, probably due to an errant nail or screw causing an arc between wires. If inside a wall, this can get going pretty good before anyone notices. The wood framing is sure to be very dry and like kindling, while inside a wall the updraft would feed it quickly. Given that it looks to have started at the spire, the draft would be particularly ideal.
    I would put the percentage of likelihood at near certainty of being an electrical cause, simply due to the timing.

  16. Who profits? Macron taking the heat off meeting the yellow vests requirements? France taking the heat off Saudi Arabia weapons sales? Caffeteria Catholics sharing french flags via instagram? Some other fake terrorism targeting like recent boiling in Libya? Architects looking for jobs like in Ken Follett scripts?

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