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« on: April 16, 2019, 08:11:25 AM »
FMD, survived 700 years, then killed by 21st century cost cutting bureaucracy!



I wonder how many brown envelopes passed under the table for those contracts!

Do like the revolution, bring out old choppy!
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Re: Notre-Dame
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 08:27:32 AM »


Has anyone seen this bloke. Is he OK?


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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 02:18:32 PM »


Has anyone seen this bloke. Is he OK?

"The bells, the bells!"
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 02:38:40 PM »
ProfE is very quiet on this matter, I'd have thought for him the bells would toll!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 03:47:23 PM »
I see a French $$$$ guy, who's married to Salma Hayek (always a favourite  ;D ), has pledged EUR 100 million to the rebuild.

Maybe it was a stunt by the French government to boost the economy!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 03:59:20 PM »
I see a French $$$$ guy, who's married to Salma Hayek (always a favourite  ;D ), has pledged EUR 100 million to the rebuild.

Maybe it was a stunt by the French government to boost the economy!

Very generous, I wonder how long it will take, I suspect he'll be dead before that is ever completed!

Knowing the French bureaucracy it'll probably be 10 years before they even start!
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 09:13:31 PM »
I married a French girl so yeah,  it's been a sombre day at home.

When I saw the steeple collapse it reminded me of the plane flying into the WTC.  It was a shocking image.  To see something that has been there seemingly forever come down it's difficult to comprehend.

When you think of Paris there are many building that are cultural icons,  but for many French people of faith the cathedral really epitomised old Paris,  more so than the glamourous landmarks.

Hope all the ER people are OK,  looked a bad fire.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 09:17:02 PM »
Very generous, I wonder how long it will take, I suspect he'll be dead before that is ever completed!

Knowing the French bureaucracy it'll probably be 10 years before they even start!

Some other equally (or more) rich French dude has now added EUR 200m to the total.....should be fixed before Christmas?  ;)

A truly sad day in French history, but they'll get the rebuild done.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 06:50:57 PM »
I was really saddened by this. I'm not religious, but I love Paris, have been there many times and lived there for a few months a couple of years ago. Notre Dame is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever been in, and so rich in symbolism and history. Yes they'll rebuild it, but will it be the same?

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2019, 08:52:57 AM »
Knowing the French and modern architects,  they'll probably replace it with something like a stylised crystal "tree of life" or an ankh or rainbow unicorn or something else wildly inappropriate that will, in a bizarre manner, work like the pyramid in front of the Louvre.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2019, 10:00:42 AM »
Knowing the French and modern architects,  they'll probably replace it with something like a stylised crystal "tree of life" or an ankh or rainbow unicorn or something else wildly inappropriate that will, in a bizarre manner, work like the pyramid in front of the Louvre.

My tip is an anti-glass pyramid, otherwise known as a black pit of despair!
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2019, 10:03:08 AM »
Unfortunately the Vatican has spent its yearly budget on defending Georgie P. and his ilk....
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2019, 10:04:28 AM »
Knowing the French and modern architects,  they'll probably replace it with something like a stylised crystal "tree of life" or an ankh or rainbow unicorn or something else wildly inappropriate that will, in a bizarre manner, work like the pyramid in front of the Louvre.

Let's just hope that this beautiful and important piece of European history is not lost. Vivre la France!
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2019, 10:06:00 AM »
Unfortunately the Vatican has spent its yearly budget on defending Georgie P. and his ilk....

There is some irony in the Catholic Church needing donations, and calling for volunteers, to help fund the rebuild.

Like the organization that is richer than some countries is short of cash! :o
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 10:09:23 AM »
There is some irony in the Catholic Church needing donations, and calling for volunteers, to help fund the rebuild.

Like the organization that is richer than some countries is short of cash! :o

They'll just pump up the tithe from 10% to 20% for 6 months.....
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