Notre Dame Cathedral’s Remarkably Intact Interior, Captured In Stirring Photos
By Yimin Huang, 16 Apr 2019
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The fire that broke out in Notre Dame has devastated people around the world, as parts of one of the most iconic architectures throughout history are now damaged. However, if one must find a silver lining in it all, it is that the interior of the cathedral seems to be intact.
Photographs taken at the scene show the inner center of the 850-year-old cathedral to be untouched. According to the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the altar and the cross are preserved, though there is a massive hole in the roof.
The crown of thorns and the tunic, two essential religious representations for the Catholics, have also been saved, Bishop Patrick Chauvet, rector of the cathedral told Le Monde.
In spite of some good news, pieces of the historically and culturally significant architecture are still lost forever. It will be quite some time before the citizens of Paris and architecture lovers worldwide can recover from the tragedy.
All things considered, the interior of #Notredame seems relatively unscathed. The vault is damaged, but considering the flèche collapsed early on during the fire, I'm impressed the extent of damage is not worse. pic.twitter.com/cZWsbz5HWz— Kanin Clark (@KaninClark) April 15, 2019
[via New York Post, images via various sources]
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