Beauty, Travel

Terrible Fire Consuming Notre Dame Cathedral – A #380

I had the joy to have visited the Notre Dame Cathedral in 2005, 2012 and 2017. Now, I find out through breaking news that this iconic building which began being built in the XII century, in 1163 and finished in 1345 (it took almost 200 years for its final construction) is being burnt during remodeling.

Needless to say that all my family, my daughter and our extended family are with the French people and Parisians.

 

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REPORT EXCERPT 

 

A fire has engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, one of the city’s most iconic sights.

The fire began at 6:50 p.m. local time Monday, the Paris fire department said, and continued to burn hours later.

 

 

 

A French firefighter official told reporters the main structure of the cathedral has been saved and the two iconic main towers are intact and have been saved as well.

French Mayor Anne Hidalgo said that authorities were evacuating people from buildings in the area — including homes close to the cathedral.

 

REPORT LE MONDE

 

L’incendie est parti peu avant 19 heures dans les combles du monument historique le plus visitĂ© d’Europe. AprĂšs quatre heures de lutte, les pompiers semblent maĂźtriser les flammes.

Les deux tours de la cathĂ©drale sont sauvĂ©es, mais deux tiers de la toiture sont ravagĂ©s. Emmanuel Macron, qui a reportĂ© Ă  mardi son allocution, s’est rendu sur place.

De Washington Ă  Berlin, partout l’émotion est grande.

 

 

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Beauty, Hotels, Nature, Travel

Beautiful Rarities to See in Paris France

Beneath the opera house, Palais Garnier, there sits a water tank, and some folks say that once a man lived there who had no face. “The Phantom of the Opera” was based upon this place. The inspiration for Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera.

Water Tank beneath Palais Garnier

“The Phantom of the Opera”

The Floating Hotel on the Seine

 

Belvedere of the Dordogne Jardin Extraordinaire: Marqueyssac.
6 kilometers of paths in a maze of 150,000 box-wood
Plants carefully trimmed by hand!

Sinking House of Montmartre

celebration, Cycling, Sports

France Wins World Cup 2018 in a Dramatic Final in Moscow French Fans Explode in Celebration

One of my favorite football teams wins this 2018 World Cup: France 4 vs Croatia 2. France became only the sixth nation to win the World Cup more than once, with Croatia missing out on the opportunity to win their first world crown.

France coach, Didier Deschamps

World Cup Paris Fan Zone

France is in sport celebration today,  enjoying football championship and cycling, the Tour de France 2018   which today had a crash as Team Sky wipe out en-masse.

France 4 Final 2  Croatia
  • Mario Mandzukic (18′ OG)
  • Antoine Griezmann (38′ PK)
  • Paul Pogba (59′)
  • Kylian Mbappe (65′)
Final
  • Mario Mandzukic (69′)
  • Ivan Perisic (28′)

More Info and Fan Facts Here