Skip to toolbar

Heartbreakng news in Paris

Home Forums Historical Tabletop Game Discussions Heartbreakng news in Paris

Supported by (Turn Off)

This topic contains 8 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  lordofuzkulak 4 days, 23 hours ago.

Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1377901

    torros
    Participant
    9948xp

    Not wargaming news but tragic news that Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire with the central spire collapsing

    Hopefully the rest of this iconic building can be saved

     

    #1377904

    chesh
    Participant
    321xp

    Doesn’t look good, really sad, maybe some of the stone work will survive but I don’t think there much hope beyond that, fire looks very intense

    #1377919

    soulman
    Participant
    647xp

    instead of the bells the bells…. its “the roof, the roof”..!!!!

    #1377921

    soldado
    Participant
    5385xp

    Tinfoil hat time

    How long before there’s a conspiracy theory doing the rounds that its deliberate to get more donations in to save such an iconic building…

    Hopefully they can save some of it and rebuild.

     

    #1377922

    neal5x5
    Participant
    541xp

    This is a tragic day for all humankind. Anyone with a sense of history, architecture, or aesthetics is wounded by this loss.

    It took 100 years to build. I only hope that we can rebuild it in the same amount of time, if not faster.

    To bring the conversation back to gaming and miniatures, is there anyone that has produced a miniature version of the cathedral?

    #1377945

    limburger
    Participant
    6572xp

    It looks like they were doing restoration work near that area ?

    wow …

    #1377946

    warworksdk
    Participant
    1090xp

    Apparently, rumours are already spreading that it’s a case of insurance fraud… 🙁

    Personally, I couldn’t say either way, nor would I want to.

    And while I’m no fan of organised religion, I can’t help but feel somewhat sad at these news. Notre Dame stands as an example of architecture and the skill of the builders. This is a loss for all of humanity, simply for it’s historic value.

    #1378009

    elessar2590
    Participant
    6251xp

    Catholic Churches were being vandalised and set on fire in France a few weeks ago, might be another case.

    Notre Dame was targeted as well but it wasn’t set on fire.

    https://www.rt.com/news/454472-arson-vandal-french-catholic-church/

    #1378030

    lordofuzkulak
    Participant
    4315xp

    @neal5x5 – on the Mordheim FB group recently someone has posted pics of a toy version from the Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame film that they’re using to make a 28mm scale town hall clock; not quite what you have in mind, but close enough.

     

    On topic – agreed with warworksdk; setting aside the religious significance it’s a shame to see the distruction purely based on its historic value.

Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Supported by (Turn Off)