The Bloke and I watched in horror last night as the news reports of the devastating fire at Notre Dame were broadcast.
We were lucky to visit the cathedral in 2011 – I surprised him with a five-day visit to Paris and Notre Dame was at the top of the list of things that we wanted to see. It was truly a magnificent experience – neither of us follow a faith but couldn’t help be more than a little overwhelmed at the beauty, architecture and history of such an incredible building.
It was heartbreaking to see the spire and parts of the roof collapse, but I was, as always, grateful for the incredible response from the fire services and touched by the response from the public – my Twitter feed was filled with songs being performed by crowds that had gathered to pay their respects to the cathedral as the blaze was being put out.
It’s a sad day…