Re: GESO Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

Paul Stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Wed Apr 17 21:02:56 EDT 2019


That  could well be. There are quite a few huge 300-400 year old oaks, but it would of course be obscene to cut them down,

Paul

> On Apr 17, 2019, at 8:25 PM, John <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> What I heard on the news is the roof beams were massive solid beams; hewn from 500+ year old oaks and oaks that size just don't exist any more - not in France, and probably not anywhere in the world.
> 
>> On 4/17/2019 20:21:36, Paul Stenquist wrote:
>> I agree. It will be done but may take longer than 5 years. I don’t know much about lumber, but there are obviously many millions of oak trees in the world. Aren’t some harvested?
>> Paul
>>> On Apr 17, 2019, at 8:00 PM, John <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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 comcast.net> 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 comcast.net> 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. https://www.photo.net/gallery/1109648#//Sort-Newest/All-Categories/All-Time/Page-1
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