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.
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…