Discussion in 'SMB' started by AlpineExile, Apr 15, 2019.
Maybe, but it's not on fire.
Not surprising really. Both monstrosities.
History hasn't judged him well.
Anyone blamed Grigg yet?
Seeing the images, it is tragic for the people of Paris that this iconic building has been so damaged by fire. Imagine how we would feel if this happened to Durham Cathedral. Nevertheless I am absolutely certain that it will be rebuilt, the authorities cannot do otherwise. It will take years but it will be restored, Durham Cathedral itself was constructed in only 40 years, a remarkable achievement when all that they had was muscle power.
If anyone has visited York Minster, they can marvel at the repairs and improvements carried out there since the south transept fire in 1984. It is as if the fire never happened, such is the quality of the work.
Notre-Dame Cathedral on Twitter
#BREAKING Notre-Dame's main structure is "saved and preserved" after fire.
Just pulling his leg mate. Reims is beautiful too.
I'm gutted, I once spent a entire holiday visiting the major cathedrals of France, one of the best holidays I've ever had.
A friend went out with a lass who was a stone mason for York Minster. It was interesting chatting to her, her speciality was stone gargoyles. A career you don’t think people would do anymore, but needs doing to keep the old architecture alive.
That sounds brilliant although I did something similar in Italy and have to admit that I started to get 'magnificent building' fatigue after a while. I should probably visit France more often as, apart from Paris, I only been a couple of times. Not sure why, probably a silly, subconscious prejudice.
Apparently, 99% look like Bob Todd.
Fair point. I did reach a stage where I felt I was "box ticking". I kept it at bay by reading up on the cultural and architectural history/significance of each cathedral before the visits.
Italy is next on my list. I intend to include opera houses on this one.
Have you read "pillars of the earth"
It gives you a real appreciaton of the science and effort of these buildings considering when they were constructed
Stone masons around the world at the ready. Kerching
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I go past the stonemasons yard whenever I am in York, just to watch them for a while. When they have finished the restorations at the Minster, I am sure that they will be off to Paris.
Read that book because it was so well researched and learned a lot.
I haven't, although I will do soon. Thanks for that.
Edit. Ordered mate.
They need to make sure they get atleast 3 quotes, and not necessarily select of price only
According to Wiki, Durham Cathedral was finished 30 years before they even started building Notre Dam.
I always think we massively undersell ourselves up here in the North East. You get on a train from London in the summer and will see American tourists doing London, York and Edinburgh and possibly Peterborough to see the cathedrals etc, but they go straight past Durham and its easily as good if not better than Peterborough and York.
That should be interesting. I'm not a fan of opera but I've done the tours of the opera houses in Naples and Palermo which are both fantastic. Never managed La Scala in Milan though.
This is the ultimate building project as the cost will be astronomical, but will go ahead anyway due to political will.
There's a follow up to it which wasn't quite as good but the first is a classic
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