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Notre Dame (Paris) on fire?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by AlpineExile, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Churchlanelad

    Churchlanelad Goalkeeper

    You also get a spectacular view of the cathedral from the train. Whenever I tell people I meet where I come from, I always tell them about the Cathedral and how it was cutting edge technology at the time.
     
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  2. cauldbairn

    cauldbairn Central Defender

    Radio 5 were interviewing the author Ken Follett earlier, he was really struggling to comprehend the notion that it was a simple technical fault which caused the fire. I haven't read Pillars of the Earth but I'll look into it, I've got a bit of a kick for the Angevin era.
     
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  3. ---Nemo---

    ---Nemo--- Striker

    They used to visit back in the day, I guess when they had more bases here. While it wasn't a common sight I do recall the days when the old police box control stood in Durham market place I'd see huge American motors waiting for the wave through up to the green.
     
  4. hank williams

    hank williams Striker

    I've been once as a bairn but still asked me fatha

    Where's Quasimodo :lol:
     
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  5. Horatio Pugwash

    Horatio Pugwash Striker

    Tbh i wasn't a Ken Follett fan but was give this book as a gift

    I really enjoyed it as it was such an insight into just how a magnificent structure could be built in that era
     
  6. They should wait till the fire is out and the structural engineers take a look at the state of the stone work before making statements like that. There is every chance the stone walls have moved due to the heat and the loss of the roof and no guarantee they can save the stonework in its entirety. I would be amazed if the stone work has fully survived.
     
  7. ---Nemo---

    ---Nemo--- Striker

    Went for a second hand version for a quid. If I'm lucky it will have been owned by a student or an academic and "annotated". :D
     
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  8. cauldbairn

    cauldbairn Central Defender

    That reminds me, I had a couple of old ex-student Nietzsche paperbacks once which absolutely reeked of weed.
     
  9. AB22 Easy Tiger

    AB22 Easy Tiger Nocturnal Tourist Staff Member Contributor

  10. hullmackem

    hullmackem Striker

    In no feasible way is Durham better than York :lol::lol::lol:
     
  11. ---Nemo---

    ---Nemo--- Striker

    Not me Guv, they would have reeked of Paki black or Afghani. :lol:
     
  12. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    This is true. At least it will be more worthwhile than the £46m it cost to repair the Cutty Sark after the fire.
     
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  13. cauldbairn

    cauldbairn Central Defender

    I think he's just referring to the cathedral.
     
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  14. ilovehorswill

    ilovehorswill Winger

    I hate to say it but the Minster is more impressive, doorknocker aside
     
  15. SYB_DC

    SYB_DC Winger

    I read it almost more as a statement of will than of fact. If the thing stands, it is reparable once cost is taken out of the reckoning, as it seems likely to be (assuming it continues to stand for the pre repair interval). Who knows what they might need to do in terms of reinforcement, but if it will stand on its own it seems likely they’ll find a way to keep the same stone in same position pretty much no matter what.
     
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  16. Mr.Thunders

    Mr.Thunders Striker

    Glen Beck speculating if muslims are involved,shame @Aitkuk is banned.:lol::lol:
     
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  17. EDGE

    EDGE Winger

    And Washington Old Hall.
     
  18. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    So were one or two on here mind. How sad must your life be when that is your default mode.
     
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  19. Bad Dragon
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  20. Elephant

    Elephant Winger

    A Twitter tribute.

    @WMcHBg: Notre-Dame has stood in Paris for 856 years. It’s 726 years older than the Eiffel Tower, 276 years older than Joan Of Arc (now deceased), and 640 years older than the USA. Seeing it destroyed in 45 minutes, live on Twitter, is difficult to find words for.
     
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