Re: GESO Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

mike wilson m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com
Wed Apr 17 14:27:59 EDT 2019


> On 17 April 2019 at 18:52 Bob Pdml <pdmlbw at gmail.com> wrote:
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> French people are saying 'typical Macron, promising something when he has no idea whether it is possible or not'. One article i read suggests that it will take up to 40 years. The bishop has already said it will be closed for at least 5 or 6.
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> One of the problems is that there aren't enough oak trees or carpenters with the right skills
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Not French-speaking ones, anyway....  I agree the hardest job will be to source the wood. We had to go far afield to repair Windsor Castle and that needed much less wood than Notre-Dame is going to require.  

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> > On 17 Apr 2019, at 17:52, Paul Stenquist <pnstenquist at comcast.net> wrote:
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> > Thanks to all who commented or had a look. In the hours since this tragedy it’s become obvious that the cathedral can be restored. I will take year -- Macron says 5 years — but it will be worth the wait.
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> >> On Apr 16, 2019, at 3:12 PM, Paul Stenquist <pnstenquist at comcast.net> wrote:
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> >> I’m catholic only by birth not by practice, but watching Notre Dame burn last night was crushing. I immediately recalled how I was overwhelmed by the majesty and history of this ancient cathedral when I visited it on a spring afternoon in 2003. Extending a business trip by a day, I wandered the streets of Paris with my Leica iiif RD and Summicron 50/2 Collapsible, alternately shooting tribute-x and Portra 400. I had the color neg film loaded when I stopped in the cathedral and captured a few images as best I could, given the faded mirror of my Leica and the dim lighting. Yesterday, I wondered what had become of those images. I found an envelope that contained the negatives and camera store prints and scanned a few of the negatives. Today, I assembled a small gallery. https://www.photo.net/gallery/1109648#//Sort-Newest/All-Categories/All-Time/Page-1



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