We saw Notre Dame today

@JudyEv (160488)
Bunbury, Australia
May 12, 2019 10:10am CST
For some reason I can't add a photo at the moment. I'll try again later. We’re now in Paris and while we have internet in this airBnB we probably won’t have on our house-boat. We have spent the day walking the streets, so to speak. We left the house about 9am looking for church that was having Mass. As luck would have it, we found St Etiennes within a few minutes’ walk of our apartment. It was a very beautiful old building with a very lovely organ and a talented organist. After Mass, we had breakfast at a small café then walked into town to view Notre Dame. We were on the opposite side of the river when I took this photo. The scaffolding that is presently round part of the building has been partly destroyed. It will be difficult to remove. One bridge near the front of the cathedral was blocked off with armed guards, all of whom looked around 16. Dozens of tourists, just like us, were busy taking photos of the building. So, until next time, take care.
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@arunima25 (20527)
• Bangalore, India
12 May
It is heartbreaking to see it. The national symbol of France had a very bad incident of fire. It might take a long time to restore it.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
Even the scaffolding is all burnt and twisted. It will be a huge job to fix.
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@arunima25 (20527)
• Bangalore, India
17 May
@JudyEv But I am glad that at least it is still standing and there are hope to repair it. It has been a national symbol of France for ages.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 May
@arunima25 I wonder if they will need to change the structure when they repair it.
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@FourWalls (19538)
• United States
12 May
I read that the restoration could take a century. Thanks for sharing the picture. Enjoy your holiday!!!!
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
Thanks. Yes, Notre Dame won't be restored in six months, that's for sure.
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@LadyDuck (224904)
• Switzerland
12 May
You were lucky to have such a wonderful weather, we had a horrible thunderstorm here. Notre Dame does not look so bad now.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
It is supposed to rain in a day or two but today is again sunny and fine.
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@LadyDuck (224904)
• Switzerland
16 May
@JudyEv It is the third sunny day here, a lot colder than usual, but at least sunny... until tomorrow, then the rain will come.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
@LadyDuck That is pretty much what we're hearing as well.
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@much2say (35355)
• United States
12 May
It is still standing relatively well, at least from your view here. Against the clearer skies, it is much different from the aftermath photos we saw when it happened. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
I thought it didn't look so bad either but the scaffolding that is there has been damaged so that will have to be removed before they can start restorations.
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@much2say (35355)
• United States
16 May
@JudyEv I have heard it will take years and years to restore it all properly ! I'm sure it must be much worse looking at it from the inside.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 May
@much2say I think so too. You can't get very close to it at the moment.
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@amadeo (95987)
• United States
12 May
enjoy the trip.Glad the weather is in your favor.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
We're very lucky with the weather. It is beautiful at the moment.
@amadeo (95987)
• United States
16 May
@JudyEv great.This makes it much better for you.Hot or cool
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@moffittjc (55250)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 May
I hope you have a great time in Paris! I'll be there at the end of the month, although it will only be for a brief time. It's nice that you had the opportunity to see Notre Dame. Have they started any of the renovations yet from the fire, or are they still cleaning up the mess from the fire?
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
I think they would still be cleaning up the mess. You can't get anywhere near it and the scaffolding that was there before the fire is all twisted so that will be hard to remove I would think.
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@moffittjc (55250)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 May
@JudyEv They have a lot of work cut out for them over the upcoming years. It won't be easy to clean up the mess and restore the cathedral back to its former glory.
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@Susan2015 (24473)
• United States
12 May
That would still be something to see. Looks like that part is okay.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
It doesn't look as bad as I thought it would.
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@snowy22315 (68993)
• United States
12 May
Enjoy,,,It looks like a lot of the building is still intact fortunately.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
It's not as bad as I thought it might be but of course all the high parts are gone.
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@snowy22315 (68993)
• United States
16 May
@JudyEv Yeah, just a day or two ago they showed the inside on the news. They kept making a big deal of it on the network,,David Muir was the first American anchor allowed inside the building.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 May
@snowy22315 I think it would have hit the headlines all round the world.
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@just4him (158009)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May
I'm glad you were able to get the picture of Notre Dame Cathedral. It's going to take a while for them to rebuild. It's good the church wasn't far from your Airbnb.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
Our residence was very nicely situated. There was a university very close by too.
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@just4him (158009)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 May
@JudyEv That's wonderful.
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@DianneN (120559)
• United States
12 May
So glad to see it still standing. It breaks my heart.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
I guess it could have been worse but it's still a great shame.
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@DianneN (120559)
• United States
22 May
@JudyEv I hear ya!
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@Gillygirl (31034)
• Sutton, England
12 May
Have a wonderful time Judy. Thank goodness much of the cathedral was saved.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
We were lucky to be within walking distance.
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@Gillygirl (31034)
• Sutton, England
17 May
@JudyEv I expect you were, it must have been busy.
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@Ronrybs (9268)
• London, England
12 May
It is hard to think that I won't see Notre Dame as it was the last time I was in Paris. Rather sad
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
It's very sad indeed. It was such an icon.
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@Corbin5 (146165)
• United States
12 May
It will take ages, it seems, to restore Notre Dame.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
It would have to take decades I think.
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@andriaperry (80797)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 May
I am glad you are having a nice vacation.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
Thanks. It's going well so far and the weather has been very kind to us so far.
@Babino (1288)
• Morocco
12 May
lucky you, i wish i could go.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
We're very lucky to be able to do this now we're retired.
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@Mulidi (1713)
• Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
12 May
Enjoy your trip.thanks for sharing beautiful picture
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
Thanks for reading. I'm glad you like the photo.
@Tampa_girl7 (30768)
• United States
12 May
I hope that you enjoy your time in Paris. Happy Mother's Day.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
Thanks for the good wishes. I've very late getting to these responses.
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@JohnRoberts (82570)
• Los Angeles, California
12 May
It's a good photo. Enjoy your travels.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
Thanks. It's been fun so far.
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@rsa101 (19257)
• Philippines
13 May
Wow the building still looks fantastic even if it’s burned. It is good that they have started to reconstruct it again and restore it. Enjoy your stay there and aend some more of your pictures here in Mylot.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
It does look nice, doesn't it? But of course it was a lot more imposing before. It has lost a lot of its height.
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@rsa101 (19257)
• Philippines
16 May
@JudyEv It maybe because it is being reconstructed that’s why it has lost height.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 May
@rsa101 The steeple was part of the building that collapsed.
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 May
Its really good that the Cathedral is going to be restored and its attracting so much attention. Have a great day ahead.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May
It will be a huge undertaking but it was and hopefully will be again, an icon.
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 May
@JudyEv I don´t think that it will ever stop being an icon for what it means to so many people and that is millions. Good to see they are taking care of her.
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@JudyEv (160488)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 May
@lovinangelsinstead21 I'm sure it's very special to a great many French people.
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