Tag: Notre-Dame Cathedral

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  • The shock of destruction

    The shock of destruction

    The particularly strange sense of spectacle that accompanies the modern destruction of landmarks means the moment can be eternally replayed, as images become iconic.

    April 17, 2019
  • ‘Paris is Beheaded’

    ‘Paris is Beheaded’

    Aside from being an iconic Parisian building, Victor Hugo in his novel, Hunchback of Notre Dame ~ in French the title is Notre- Dame de Paris, similar to the cathedral ~ made the building itself come alive.

    April 17, 2019
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral: Some facts about the 850-year-old world heritage

    Notre-Dame Cathedral: Some facts about the 850-year-old world heritage

    This is not the first time that the spire of Notre-Dame has suffered damage. In the 18th century, during the French Revolution marked by widespread anti-Catholic violence, the cathedral was vandalised, its spire dismantled and treasures plundered

    April 16, 2019
  • Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral main structure saved after colossal fire

    Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral main structure saved after colossal fire

    The fire destroyed the roof of the 850-year-old UNESCO world heritage landmark, causing the spectacular Gothic spire of the historic edifice to crash to the ground, wiping out centuries of heritage; no human casualty reported

    April 16, 2019