Oh, Paris

April 16, 2019


Who even has words to describe the sadness of Notre Dame Cathedral’s fire? I’ve never shown you these photos Bob and I took last September 2018, but thought I’d share them here.

The photo above is the back of the Cathedral where the fire began and it shows, even in September, the scaffolding being used in the renovations, which are suspected to be the cause of the fire.

Beautiful artwork was everywhere you looked.
The side of the Cathedral. Front is to the left.
Side window, reportedly saved.
After we left the Cathedral, we strolled down the Seine, where we saw these three young ladies enjoying an after-work riparian aperitif. Parisians know how to enjoy life and will certainly find a way to overcome this cultural tragedy.
Bob and I feel blessed to have seen this beautiful treasure just a few months ago.
Terrible endings often lead to spectacular beginnings.
  • Thank you for sharing your personal photos, you are so lucky to have experienced it’s majesty…devastating…

    • I haven’t traveled as much as I’d like, but I’m so glad this was on our list for last year.

  • I am heart broken, I could not believe it. Your photos are lovely. I have been to Paris twice and went to Notre Dame both times. I am so glad I had the opportunity. Thank you for sharing.

    • You are blessed to have seen it twice. I’m sure you saw things the second time you missed seeing on your first visit because there was just so much to take in!

  • When I saw the news, I just cried. Besides my beloved hometown of Charleston, Paris is my favorite place on earth. My heart is broken for France.

    • Living in Charleston, it’s no surprise you appreciate the beauty of Paris.

  • So sad, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Chills and tears for the loss of this wonderful Cathedral. I got to visit twice and one just had to sit and pray thankful to be in there. My heart goes out to all of France.

    • “Chills and tears” are the perfect description for what we are all feeling. Thanks Sue.

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