I heart Paris in the Springtime

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In a quick scroll through facebook this a.m. I had a great time unfollowing/unfriending ppl posting variations of the "how dare you be sad about a RELIGIOUS BUILDING when there is so much suffering in the world happening to PEOPLE" strawman. Like jfc the ashes arent even cool yet.

One Eye Open, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:19 (seven months ago) link

haha yes one of my kids' teachers took this line today in class.

I'm gonna go check out the cathedral tomorrow afternoon. my oldest visited the scene today (well, from a distance, since things are going to be blocked off for a while). she said it...looked bad

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:21 (seven months ago) link


global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:21 (seven months ago) link

I just went there. A lot of people, obviously, especially since some parts are closed.
Frankly, from the front it’s as if nothing happened and from the other sides, if you try to think the roof is under construction... or is flat (!) well, the rest looks in good shape.
We’ve been lucky in a way.

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:33 (seven months ago) link

lol I went to look at the smoldering pentagon on 9/12, I was 12, why did we do that

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:43 (seven months ago) link

those aren't oak trees in that tweet

Je55e, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:30 (seven months ago) link

yeah it was deleted

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:45 (seven months ago) link

My brother's best friend is suffering from severe Catholic guilt because, when they were both 17, they went busking in Paris and he stole a candle from Notre Dame as a present for his mother. In a very real sense, it was that candle started this fire.

I once jumped like two hours' worth of queue at the Vatican so I hope they've got their insurance in order.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:53 (seven months ago) link

Sorry, didn’t mean to shit on an uplifting Tweet. I thought it was kinda funny trying pawn those slender delicate trees off as hearty oaks.

Je55e, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:09 (seven months ago) link

I walked by the cathedral a little bit ago and it looks less different than I’d expected. Just missing the roof really. It might look weirder from the back but I was too lazy to go that far.

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:06 (seven months ago) link

Which is to say: it doesn’t look burned.

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:06 (seven months ago) link

lol yes i shd probably have double-checked as i already know i am a massive nitwit when it comes to identifying trees (lol my dad was a professional botanist, i just left such tasks to him) and i even very briefly paused to think "are those oaks? versailles oaks it says here legit i guess" *MASH SUBMIT BUTTON*

the long-game prepping of trees for use in buildings *is* something (some) architects are well aware of so it's not entirely implausible

mark s, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:03 (seven months ago) link

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