The Gargoyles Of Notre Dame
Our Lady rising from the ashes to spire to heaven redux.
Nelson D Reyes8 days
@C.R.Stanger: @C.R.Stanger: Thank you C.R.Stanger for visiting. And liking Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most magnificent buildings in the world.
It was a sad day for Architecture the day this beautiful work of art and engineering caught fire. But as always there is a resurrection and in no time at all the rebuilding began.
I salute all the people of France and the world over whose hearts
saw to it that that Phoenix like resurrection of an icon of faith from the ashes rekindles to a torch like light that once lit the dark times of history. Once more a glorious ecclesiastical Cathedral.
Thanks again for a “...must favorite...” from you, my new found friend.
Nelson D Reyes11 months
@Vic: Me too. But maybe not during the remainder of my lifetime as optimistic as I am by nature. At least the roof part we can see plus maybe the spire, now a proposed design by Foster and Foster Architects had been submitted and published. The general consensus of the worlld’s experts in historical structures rehab and reconstruction is not to hurry up this rebuilding effort. A lot of preliminary assessment and studies as to the structural integrity of the cathedral, it’s framework and foundations and anything related to the strength of the structure including the ornaments external and internal will be scrutinized. And then take necessary measures. All this before prepping up a Gargoyle so to speak.
And a long time it can be done. Just remember it took centuries to see what you had seen the last time you were in Paris. President Macron I guess is aiming for a rebuilt Notre Dame to showcase come the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. Politics again in the play!