Re: GESO Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

John jsessoms002 at
Wed Apr 17 20:00:26 EDT 2019

It took 182 years to build it the first time, so if it takes longer than 5 years 
for the repairs that's not such a big deal.

Carpenters can be trained. If it takes 40 years to rebuild it, that's a career.

The oak might be another problem, but I expect the oak will be replaced with 
some kind of engineered wood beams. Nor will it surprise me if there's a lot of 
international support for the reconstruction.

On 4/17/2019 13:52:11, Bob Pdml wrote:
> 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.
> One of the problems is that there aren't enough oak trees or carpenters with the right skills
>> On 17 Apr 2019, at 17:52, Paul Stenquist <pnstenquist at> wrote:
>> 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.
>>> On Apr 16, 2019, at 3:12 PM, Paul Stenquist <pnstenquist at> wrote:
>>> 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.

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