Of course! And I’m so happy those guys, and apparently the gargoyles, were “out of town”, as it were.
Imagine the wealth that built it to begin with.
Don't worry about people who have shitty takes.
Maybe they're confusing the age for the date when it was first completed, which was 1345.
Maybe. While it's a small detail and deters nothing from the rest of the tweet itself (which is an important wake up call to what the alt-right are doing as we speak) the "age" really threw me off.
Idd. Even the big stained glass window survived the heat it seems. It’s a comforting picture to wake up to. Even though I know the damage is enormous, it’s not a total loss and at least from the outside everything apart from the roof and spire has survived.
For the gargoyles, we can lose them without really any issues. They get replaced on a rather regular basis because they are made in a rather porous stone and rain, pollution and pigeon poop are eroding them very quickly. The bronze statues are much more precious and hard to replace than the gargs.
For the big windows, it's hard to tell. They did not shatter yes. But with the soot and everything, we can't really know if the heat did damaged the glass or not.
You’re correct. I hope they are okay. They are quite the sight to behold.
I can't speak to your past posts but this one reads like you felt a compulsion to get on your soapbox and talk about how important or valid video games are as a medium.It really bothered me when in response to the mention of Assassin's Creed Unity concerning Notre Dame, a few people criticized mentioning it as in bad taste or mocked it for inclusion in discussing it's memory. Im not too sure why the video game is supposed to be devalued vs photos, or videos of Notre Dame simply since it's a game, and therefore isn't worthy of conveying a bit of Notre Dame's glory apparently despite Ubisoft's wish to try and emulate the sheer scale of it to a new audience.
Like, are there takes about how only physical visitors to Notre Dame can mourn and appreciate its loss vs those who have only seen and heard of it through photos and stories? No, so why single out video games as unworthy then?
It's particularly annoying as VR expands and lowers it's cost barrier, we will have new ways of transporting people to sights and places they might never see in their lifetime, and Notre Dame would make a amazing VR experience, a way to bring people closer to history, but Unity gets mocked for exposing new audiences to Revolutionary France.
That's fantastic news.
Looks like straight out of 2001 Space Odyssey.
Well that's Gothic architecture. Those that didn't fall down immediately during construction were built to last.
It's more than likely an incident.