Our Fair Lady

It had been two months since I heard anything about Notre Dame de Paris.  Immediately after the fire I read about various proposals for ….well, not restoration ,but reconfiguring, Of the place.  An aviary. An apiary. A Pei dome à la Louvre.  If they’ve made any decision, it hasn’t been announced,  as far as I can discover.

But I did read that the first mass since the fire will be celebrated there tomorrow, in the Crown o’ Thorns chapel.  Only 20  worshippers and they all, and the celebrant, I assume, will be wearing construction helmets.  (Talk about yer “Gospel armor”…)

Who are the lucky 20, the Vingt Valoureux,  one might say?  We dont know.  I hope  there will be film!

And isn’t  it amazing how quickly we’ve forgotten about the fire, this event which seemed so apocalyptic, a civilization-killer, a creed-crusher,  just two short months  ago?

3+

Users who have liked this post:

  • avatar
  • avatar
  • avatar

6 thoughts on “Our Fair Lady”

  1. The French government has said it will be rebuilt as was.  If even it won’t budge, there’s nothing to interest the leftists who control mainstream media.  Ergo, no more coverage.

    3+

    Users who have liked this comment:

    • avatar
    • avatar
    • avatar
  2. Phil Turmel:
    The French government has said it will be rebuilt as was.  If even it won’t budge, there’s nothing to interest the leftists who control mainstream media.  Ergo, no more coverage.

    If they did cover anything related to Notre Dame, they might get cornered into covering the scope of vandalism that has occurred to churches and synagogues and cemeteries throughout France.   The scandal of media silence was telling as that information briefly made the rounds on social media before the tech giants could squelch it.

    0

  3. Excuse me for saying this, but too damn bad.

    I hope they reconstruct it as best as possible with modern construction materials that resemble outward original visual characteristics, but are less prone to the same sort of catastrophe. wood beams can be replaced with aluminum trusses and since it will be hidden, no problem on the weight factor vs the original wood beams. The roof could be made of new metal shingles as well.

    Anyhow good luck to the french people.

    0

  4. Hypatia:
    If they’ve made any decision, it hasn’t been announced,  as far as I can discover.

    Sadly, as has been noted, it’s supposed to look the same. This foolishly leaves out the opportunity to fix one of the biggest problems observed by American tourists.

    1+

    Users who have liked this comment:

    • avatar
  5.  

    Damocles:

    Hypatia:
    If they’ve made any decision, it hasn’t been announced,  as far as I can discover.

    Sadly, as has been noted, it’s supposed to look the same. This foolishly leaves out the opportunity to fix one of the biggest problems observed by American tourists.

    Good idea making a park on the upper floors.

    0

  6. Phil Turmel:
    The French government has said it will be rebuilt as was.  If even it won’t budge, there’s nothing to interest the leftists who control mainstream media.  Ergo, no more coverage.

    That’s great! Merci, monsieur! 

    I was struck the first time I visited St. Petersburg/ Petrograd/ Leningrad/ St Petersburg,  before the Soviet breakup: They had rebuilt the city exactly as  it had been,  not  bothering to say what’s new and what’s  old…and I’m glad they did; St Petersburg looks like no place else on earth, those low pastel Rastrelli buildings!

    The Soviets  did not rebuild Saxony however, or not all of it.  Everybody should visit Dresden! It is a surreal experience, because the buildings that look modern aRe actually older than the grand historic buildings. The Staatsoper was rebuilt using even the techniques such as creation of false marble that were used in the original.  The Frauenkirche (sp?) was left  a pile of rubble until after 1989, when it too was lovingly and exactingly rebuilt, a re-creation of the original.

    Put. It. Back.  That’s what we should always do, IMHO.  It is a national disgrace that it took the greatest nation in the world soooooo loooong to rebuild the Twin Towers.  We shoulda put Trump on that: new buildings coulda gone up in a month or two, erasing all traces of Bin Laden’s triumph.

    1+

    Users who have liked this comment:

    • avatar

Leave a Reply