Stone Island

18 Apr 19
HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

Human Wrongs Watch By Wassim Omar* People continue to flee to the Greek islands from Turkey despite the hellish conditions that await them there. 17 April 2019 (openDemocracy)* — I came to Chios on 20 March 2016, the first day of the EU-Turkey deal, and stayed there for about nine months. The Greek Asylum Service […]

18 Apr 19
Koby Kepert

  It’s always wonderful to have Pike Properties LLC  (previously featured here) on Home Bunch. They are one of my favorite builders in Charlotte, NC and it’s easy to see why… just take a look at this newly-built modern farmhouse with dark exterior. Here, the builder share more details with us: “Pike Properties was presented […]

18 Apr 19
anime @ west regional library

Straw Hat Pirates Jolly roger of the Straw Hat Pirates The protagonists of the One Piece series are all the members of the Straw Hat Pirates (麦わらの一味 Mugiwara no Ichimi), a crew of nine pirates captained by Monkey D. Luffy. The crew’s number increases throughout the series, as Luffy recruits new members. Once Usopp joins […]

18 Apr 19
Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29028 Hints and tips by Falcon + – + – + – + – + – + – + – + BD Rating – Difficulty *** – Enjoyment **** Greetings from Ottawa, where we enjoyed a sunny and warm spring day yesterday. However, a heavy rainfall warning has been issued for […]

18 Apr 19
Robs Emporium

Free Website Content » Arts » Music Articles Music occupies an important place in our life. We can’t live without it. Actually people have different musical tastes depending on their age, education and even mood. Some people like classical music, others prefer rock, pop or jazz, but nobody is indifferent to it. Popular Music refers […]

18 Apr 19
Avant Music News

Source: Avant Scena. Vijay Iyer/Craig Taborn – “Transitory Poems” (ECM, 2019) Satoko Fuji – “Stone” (Libra, 2019) Samo Salamon & Freequestra – “Free Sessions, Vol. 2: Freequestra” (Klopotec Records, 2019) Alfred Vogel / Sylvie Courvoisier – “PULSE” (Boomslang Records, 2019) Angelika Niescier with Chris Tordini, Gerald Cleaver feat. Jonathan Finlayson – “New York Trio” (Intakt, […]

18 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
A HERO priest has said he summoned the spirit of Jesus as he rescued priceless artefacts from the Notre Dame fire. Jean-Marc Fournier, Chaplain of the Paris Firefighters, was among those to enter Paris’ 850-year-old cathedral as it was consumed by flames during Monday’s devastating fire. Le père Fournier, aumônier des @PompiersParis, est allé avec des pompiers dans la cathédrale #NotreDame pour sauver la couronne d’épines et le Saint-Sacrement… pic.twitter.com/4IoLVdoJZW — Etienne Loraillère ن (@Eloraillere) April 15, 2019 The Decent from the Cross statue by Nicolas Coustou is seen among the charred rubble, a surviving relic from the inferno One of the world’s most priceless relics — Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns — was among those saved A firefighter sprays flames inside Notre Dame A picture taken from an aircraft flying over Paris shows smoking billowing from the cathedral He saved the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament as emergency services formed a “human chain” to pull other historic relics from the burning Notre Dame, which was finally extinguished after eight hours. The modest priest said he finds “it difficult to describe myself as a hero”, the Mirror reported. “I was both the priest and the firefighter when I worked on Monday night when I entered the cathedral when the spire was burning at its top point,” he said. “I felt it was up to me to go beyond myself to fulfil my mission and put into place what I was trained for. “During the 20 minute period in which the firefighters were saving the cathedral I was evacuating the holy sacrament. “I urged Jesus to help us if he did not want to ‘sleep outside’.” Paris’ Mayor Anne Hidalgo said cops and rescuers linked-up to save some of the artworks and religious relics – including the crown and tunic of Saint Louis just days before Easter. She added: “The Crown of Thorns, the tunic of Saint Louis and several other major works are now in a safe place.” Etienne Loraillere, an editor for France’s KTO Catholic television network, said Father Fournier “went with the firefighters into Notre Dame Cathedral to save the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament”. ‘ABSOLUTE HERO’ This was confirmed by an emergency services source who said: “Father Fournier is an absolute hero. “He showed no fear at all as he made straight for the relics inside the Cathedral, and made sure they were saved. He deals with life and death every day, and shows no fear.” Father Fournier rushed inside the Bataclan music venue in Paris on November 13 2015, when ISIS murdered 89 people using guns and explosives. The modest chaplain prayed over the dead, and comforted those who were injured or had lost loved ones. “I gave collective absolution, as the Catholic Church authorises me,” father Fournier said at the time. It comes as France’s President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the Gothic structure after the church’s spire and much of its Gothic roof was consumed in the blaze. Emergency responders worked with city staff to rescue important artworks from the flames Shocking pictures show the collapsed roof of the iconic cathedral Firefighters and cops formed a human chain to save some of the precious artworks – including Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns and tunic of Saint Louis Some of the irreplaceable relics were rescued from the burning building Parisiennes spoke of their devastation at the blaze that took hold of the iconic structure yesterday Shocking pictures revealed the the collapsed roof and smoke-filled the interior of the iconic building. Among the most celebrated artworks inside are its three stained-glass rose windows, placed high up on the west, north and south faces of the cathedral. Barbara Drake Boehm, senior curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval Cloisters branch in New York, spoke of her devastation at the blaze, saying: “It’s not one relic, not one piece of glass, it’s the totality. “It’s the very soul of Paris, but it’s not just for French people. For all humanity, it’s one of the great monuments to the best of civilisation.” France’s Interior Ministry said firefighters are optimistic they can save the main structure and the building’s two bell towers, despite the steeple being destroyed. JESUS CHRIST’S CROWN OF THORNS The Crown of Thorns, which is considered Paris’s equivalent of the Crown Jewels, is normally stored at the end of a nave of the cathedral, not readily visible to visitors. It is encased in an ornate gold and glass container commissioned by Napoleon and is only brought out on Fridays during Lent and on Good Friday. While the authenticity of the relic has not been certified, historians have dated it back to Jesus’ crucifixion. The relic originally came from Jerusalem and was carefully placed in the nearby Sainte-Chappelle, a chapel built in the 13th century specifically for the crown. The Crown of Thorns is understood to have been rescued from the blaze Emergency services were praised by the Mayor of Paris for forming a human chain to save the relics ROSE WINDOW The South Rose window is considered ‘one of the great masterpieces of Christianity’ Upsetting images show smoke-filled interior of the iconic building The massive South Rose glass window is an awe-inspiring sight inside the famous cathedral. Originally a gift from King St. Louis IX, the window was created in 1260 and is dedicated to the New Testament. It was removed from the facade of Notre Dame during the Second World War when the French feared the Germans would target it and was replaced in the Sixties. The cathedral’s website boasts that its three rose windows “constitute one of the great masterpieces of Christianity.” But it is not yet know what damage the smoke and falling debris could have on the artwork. MADONNA AND CHILD The fate of the Madonna and Child statue is unknown The iconic statue, known as Notre Dame de Paris, with which the cathedral shares its name depicts the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Created in the 14th century, it was moved to Notre Dame in 1818. GRAND ORGAN Notre Dame is home to one of the most famous organs in the world – with 8,000 pipes Notre Dame is home to one of the most famous organs in the world, boasting 8,000 pipes. The cathedral’s first organ was installed in 1403 by Friedrich Schambantz and replaced 300 years later by 1738 by François Thierry. It was renovated and parts of it replaced every 300 or so years until the present time. The latest restoration in the 1990s brought it to its current state, with more than 8,000 pipes. DESCENT FROM THE CROSS The statue known as The Descent from the Cross has been salvaged, it’s believed One work believed to still be intact is Pietà, also known as The Descent from the Cross. The marble statue by Nicolas Coustou lies on Notre Dame’s high alter. Initial photographs showed that the sculpture was mostly unharmed, but its condition has not been confirmed. CATHEDRAL BELLS It is not yet known whether the cathedral’s ten bells survived the blaze. The oldest bell, Emmanuel, weighs 13 tons and was created in the 15th century. It was recast in 1681. Quasimodo clinging onto a bell – a drawing by Lemud from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, by Victor Hugo TREASURE ROOM AND STATUES Many of the religious relics, from communion chalices to vials of saintly blood, are kept in small Treasure Room that visitors could pay around £4 to see. At the Mausoleum of Claude-Henry d’Harcourt, the lieutenant-general of the king’s armies who died at age 65 is captured eternally in a white marble sculpture from 1776. In the sanctuary, there’s a statue of Madonna and Child — one of 37 representations of the Virgin Mary in the Cathedral — that dates back to the 14th century. PAINTINGS On the western wall of the Saint-Guillaume chapel hangs one of the finest paintings in the cathedral, a masterpiece of the 18th century – the Visitation. It was painted in 1716 by John Jouvenet. The ‘Mays’ of Notre-Dame de Paris are large paintings that were commissioned almost every year, from 1630 to 1707. These stunning paintings were all completed in honour of the Virgin Mary. 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It is on the Île de la Cité island in the Seine and was one of the largest buildings of its time to use what would come to be defined as Medieval Gothic architecture. Dramatic drone pictures show the devastation caused by the savage blaze which has already laid waste to the 850-year-old church’s spire and much of its Gothic roof. Emmanuel Gregoire, the deputy mayor of Paris, said the cathedral had suffered “colossal damages” and that emergency workers were trying to salvage the priceless pieces stored inside. Scaffolding that had been set up around the building has been decimated along with large parts of the cathedral, including the spire, which dates back to the mid-19th Century. A “stray flame” linked to £5 million renovation work is thought to have sparked the inferno in the loft at around 5.30pm local time on Monday. [bc_video video_id=”6026515077001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”French President Emmanuel Macron address the fire that has partly destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral “] [boxout headline=”Our Lady of Paris: A history of Notre Dame”] One of the city’s oldest and most recognisable buildings, work began on Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in 1163. The original structure was completed nearly 200 years later, in 1345, and its name literally translates to “Our Lady of Paris”. Some 13 million people now visit the Catholic landmark every year – more than 30,000 every day on average. It is believed to be the most visited structure in the French capital. The first stone of the original structure was laid in front of Pope Alexander III after the Bishop of Paris, Maurice de Sully, proposed the cathedral after his election in 1160. It grew iconic in popular culture through several artistic works, including the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which was published in 1831 and adapted by Disney in 1996. The spire, which collapsed during the devastating fire, has undergone several changes in the building’s history. The 13th century spire was dismantled during the French Revolution and later rebuilt in the 1860s. The cathedral’s stained glass rose windows – at least one of which has been destroyed by the blaze – are also some of its most architecturally significant features. A brass plate set in stone outside the building also marks “Point Zero” in Paris, the centre of the city. It is the point in France from where all distances to Paris are measured. A message engraved around the stone reads: “Point zero des routes de France”. [/boxout]   The smoke could be seen billowing across the city [bc_video video_id=”6026448981001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Notre Dame fire – This is the moment the Spire collapses as blaze breaks out at the cathedral”] The spire, built in the 19th century, has been destroyed by the inferno The fire has spread quickly and the entire wooden interior of the church was burning, an official said The blaze continues to strengthen as night falls on the French capital An aerial picture of the troubled cathedral which marks the centre of Paris The fire erupted at the top of the medieval church this evening
18 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
A HERO priest has said he summoned the spirit of Jesus as he rescued priceless artefacts from the Notre Dame fire. Jean-Marc Fournier, Chaplain of the Paris Firefighters, was among those to enter Paris’ 850-year-old cathedral as it was consumed by flames during Monday’s devastating fire. Le père Fournier, aumônier des @PompiersParis, est allé avec des pompiers dans la cathédrale #NotreDame pour sauver la couronne d’épines et le Saint-Sacrement… pic.twitter.com/4IoLVdoJZW — Etienne Loraillère ن (@Eloraillere) April 15, 2019 The Decent from the Cross statue by Nicolas Coustou is seen among the charred rubble, a surviving relic from the inferno One of the world’s most priceless relics — Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns — was among those saved A firefighter sprays flames inside Notre Dame A picture taken from an aircraft flying over Paris shows smoking billowing from the cathedral He saved the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament as emergency services formed a “human chain” to pull other historic relics from the burning Notre Dame, which was finally extinguished after eight hours. The modest priest said he finds “it difficult to describe myself as a hero”, the Mirror reported. “I was both the priest and the firefighter when I worked on Monday night when I entered the cathedral when the spire was burning at its top point,” he said. “I felt it was up to me to go beyond myself to fulfil my mission and put into place what I was trained for. “During the 20 minute period in which the firefighters were saving the cathedral I was evacuating the holy sacrament. “I urged Jesus to help us if he did not want to ‘sleep outside’.” Paris’ Mayor Anne Hidalgo said cops and rescuers linked-up to save some of the artworks and religious relics – including the crown and tunic of Saint Louis just days before Easter. She added: “The Crown of Thorns, the tunic of Saint Louis and several other major works are now in a safe place.” Etienne Loraillere, an editor for France’s KTO Catholic television network, said Father Fournier “went with the firefighters into Notre Dame Cathedral to save the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament”. ‘ABSOLUTE HERO’ This was confirmed by an emergency services source who said: “Father Fournier is an absolute hero. “He showed no fear at all as he made straight for the relics inside the Cathedral, and made sure they were saved. He deals with life and death every day, and shows no fear.” Father Fournier rushed inside the Bataclan music venue in Paris on November 13 2015, when ISIS murdered 89 people using guns and explosives. The modest chaplain prayed over the dead, and comforted those who were injured or had lost loved ones. “I gave collective absolution, as the Catholic Church authorises me,” father Fournier said at the time. It comes as France’s President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the Gothic structure after the church’s spire and much of its Gothic roof was consumed in the blaze. Emergency responders worked with city staff to rescue important artworks from the flames Shocking pictures show the collapsed roof of the iconic cathedral Firefighters and cops formed a human chain to save some of the precious artworks – including Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns and tunic of Saint Louis Some of the irreplaceable relics were rescued from the burning building Parisiennes spoke of their devastation at the blaze that took hold of the iconic structure yesterday Shocking pictures revealed the the collapsed roof and smoke-filled the interior of the iconic building. Among the most celebrated artworks inside are its three stained-glass rose windows, placed high up on the west, north and south faces of the cathedral. Barbara Drake Boehm, senior curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval Cloisters branch in New York, spoke of her devastation at the blaze, saying: “It’s not one relic, not one piece of glass, it’s the totality. “It’s the very soul of Paris, but it’s not just for French people. For all humanity, it’s one of the great monuments to the best of civilisation.” France’s Interior Ministry said firefighters are optimistic they can save the main structure and the building’s two bell towers, despite the steeple being destroyed. JESUS CHRIST’S CROWN OF THORNS The Crown of Thorns, which is considered Paris’s equivalent of the Crown Jewels, is normally stored at the end of a nave of the cathedral, not readily visible to visitors. It is encased in an ornate gold and glass container commissioned by Napoleon and is only brought out on Fridays during Lent and on Good Friday. While the authenticity of the relic has not been certified, historians have dated it back to Jesus’ crucifixion. The relic originally came from Jerusalem and was carefully placed in the nearby Sainte-Chappelle, a chapel built in the 13th century specifically for the crown. The Crown of Thorns is understood to have been rescued from the blaze Emergency services were praised by the Mayor of Paris for forming a human chain to save the relics ROSE WINDOW The South Rose window is considered ‘one of the great masterpieces of Christianity’ Upsetting images show smoke-filled interior of the iconic building The massive South Rose glass window is an awe-inspiring sight inside the famous cathedral. Originally a gift from King St. Louis IX, the window was created in 1260 and is dedicated to the New Testament. It was removed from the facade of Notre Dame during the Second World War when the French feared the Germans would target it and was replaced in the Sixties. The cathedral’s website boasts that its three rose windows “constitute one of the great masterpieces of Christianity.” But it is not yet know what damage the smoke and falling debris could have on the artwork. MADONNA AND CHILD The fate of the Madonna and Child statue is unknown The iconic statue, known as Notre Dame de Paris, with which the cathedral shares its name depicts the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Created in the 14th century, it was moved to Notre Dame in 1818. GRAND ORGAN Notre Dame is home to one of the most famous organs in the world – with 8,000 pipes Notre Dame is home to one of the most famous organs in the world, boasting 8,000 pipes. The cathedral’s first organ was installed in 1403 by Friedrich Schambantz and replaced 300 years later by 1738 by François Thierry. It was renovated and parts of it replaced every 300 or so years until the present time. The latest restoration in the 1990s brought it to its current state, with more than 8,000 pipes. DESCENT FROM THE CROSS The statue known as The Descent from the Cross has been salvaged, it’s believed One work believed to still be intact is Pietà, also known as The Descent from the Cross. The marble statue by Nicolas Coustou lies on Notre Dame’s high alter. Initial photographs showed that the sculpture was mostly unharmed, but its condition has not been confirmed. CATHEDRAL BELLS It is not yet known whether the cathedral’s ten bells survived the blaze. The oldest bell, Emmanuel, weighs 13 tons and was created in the 15th century. It was recast in 1681. Quasimodo clinging onto a bell – a drawing by Lemud from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, by Victor Hugo TREASURE ROOM AND STATUES Many of the religious relics, from communion chalices to vials of saintly blood, are kept in small Treasure Room that visitors could pay around £4 to see. At the Mausoleum of Claude-Henry d’Harcourt, the lieutenant-general of the king’s armies who died at age 65 is captured eternally in a white marble sculpture from 1776. In the sanctuary, there’s a statue of Madonna and Child — one of 37 representations of the Virgin Mary in the Cathedral — that dates back to the 14th century. PAINTINGS On the western wall of the Saint-Guillaume chapel hangs one of the finest paintings in the cathedral, a masterpiece of the 18th century – the Visitation. It was painted in 1716 by John Jouvenet. The ‘Mays’ of Notre-Dame de Paris are large paintings that were commissioned almost every year, from 1630 to 1707. These stunning paintings were all completed in honour of the Virgin Mary. 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It is on the Île de la Cité island in the Seine and was one of the largest buildings of its time to use what would come to be defined as Medieval Gothic architecture. Dramatic drone pictures show the devastation caused by the savage blaze which has already laid waste to the 850-year-old church’s spire and much of its Gothic roof. Emmanuel Gregoire, the deputy mayor of Paris, said the cathedral had suffered “colossal damages” and that emergency workers were trying to salvage the priceless pieces stored inside. Scaffolding that had been set up around the building has been decimated along with large parts of the cathedral, including the spire, which dates back to the mid-19th Century. A “stray flame” linked to £5 million renovation work is thought to have sparked the inferno in the loft at around 5.30pm local time on Monday. [bc_video video_id=”6026515077001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”French President Emmanuel Macron address the fire that has partly destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral “] [boxout headline=”Our Lady of Paris: A history of Notre Dame”] One of the city’s oldest and most recognisable buildings, work began on Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in 1163. The original structure was completed nearly 200 years later, in 1345, and its name literally translates to “Our Lady of Paris”. Some 13 million people now visit the Catholic landmark every year – more than 30,000 every day on average. It is believed to be the most visited structure in the French capital. The first stone of the original structure was laid in front of Pope Alexander III after the Bishop of Paris, Maurice de Sully, proposed the cathedral after his election in 1160. It grew iconic in popular culture through several artistic works, including the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which was published in 1831 and adapted by Disney in 1996. The spire, which collapsed during the devastating fire, has undergone several changes in the building’s history. The 13th century spire was dismantled during the French Revolution and later rebuilt in the 1860s. The cathedral’s stained glass rose windows – at least one of which has been destroyed by the blaze – are also some of its most architecturally significant features. A brass plate set in stone outside the building also marks “Point Zero” in Paris, the centre of the city. It is the point in France from where all distances to Paris are measured. A message engraved around the stone reads: “Point zero des routes de France”. [/boxout]   The smoke could be seen billowing across the city [bc_video video_id=”6026448981001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Notre Dame fire – This is the moment the Spire collapses as blaze breaks out at the cathedral”] The spire, built in the 19th century, has been destroyed by the inferno The fire has spread quickly and the entire wooden interior of the church was burning, an official said The blaze continues to strengthen as night falls on the French capital An aerial picture of the troubled cathedral which marks the centre of Paris The fire erupted at the top of the medieval church this evening
18 Apr 19
The Sun
A HERO priest has said he summoned the spirit of Jesus as he rescued priceless artefacts from the Notre Dame fire. Jean-Marc Fournier, Chaplain of the Paris Firefighters, was among those to enter Paris’ 850-year-old cathedral as it was consumed by flames during Monday’s devastating fire. Le père Fournier, aumônier des @PompiersParis, est allé avec des pompiers dans la cathédrale #NotreDame pour sauver la couronne d’épines et le Saint-Sacrement… pic.twitter.com/4IoLVdoJZW — Etienne Loraillère ن (@Eloraillere) April 15, 2019 The Decent from the Cross statue by Nicolas Coustou is seen among the charred rubble, a surviving relic from the inferno One of the world’s most priceless relics — Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns — was among those saved A firefighter sprays flames inside Notre Dame A picture taken from an aircraft flying over Paris shows smoking billowing from the cathedral He saved the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament as emergency services formed a “human chain” to pull other historic relics from the burning Notre Dame, which was finally extinguished after eight hours. The modest priest said he finds “it difficult to describe myself as a hero”, the Mirror reported. “I was both the priest and the firefighter when I worked on Monday night when I entered the cathedral when the spire was burning at its top point,” he said. “I felt it was up to me to go beyond myself to fulfil my mission and put into place what I was trained for. “During the 20 minute period in which the firefighters were saving the cathedral I was evacuating the holy sacrament. “I urged Jesus to help us if he did not want to ‘sleep outside’.” Paris’ Mayor Anne Hidalgo said cops and rescuers linked-up to save some of the artworks and religious relics – including the crown and tunic of Saint Louis just days before Easter. She added: “The Crown of Thorns, the tunic of Saint Louis and several other major works are now in a safe place.” Etienne Loraillere, an editor for France’s KTO Catholic television network, said Father Fournier “went with the firefighters into Notre Dame Cathedral to save the Crown of Thorns and the Blessed Sacrament”. ‘ABSOLUTE HERO’ This was confirmed by an emergency services source who said: “Father Fournier is an absolute hero. “He showed no fear at all as he made straight for the relics inside the Cathedral, and made sure they were saved. He deals with life and death every day, and shows no fear.” Father Fournier rushed inside the Bataclan music venue in Paris on November 13 2015, when ISIS murdered 89 people using guns and explosives. The modest chaplain prayed over the dead, and comforted those who were injured or had lost loved ones. “I gave collective absolution, as the Catholic Church authorises me,” father Fournier said at the time. It comes as France’s President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the Gothic structure after the church’s spire and much of its Gothic roof was consumed in the blaze. Emergency responders worked with city staff to rescue important artworks from the flames Shocking pictures show the collapsed roof of the iconic cathedral Firefighters and cops formed a human chain to save some of the precious artworks – including Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns and tunic of Saint Louis Some of the irreplaceable relics were rescued from the burning building Parisiennes spoke of their devastation at the blaze that took hold of the iconic structure yesterday Shocking pictures revealed the the collapsed roof and smoke-filled the interior of the iconic building. Among the most celebrated artworks inside are its three stained-glass rose windows, placed high up on the west, north and south faces of the cathedral. Barbara Drake Boehm, senior curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval Cloisters branch in New York, spoke of her devastation at the blaze, saying: “It’s not one relic, not one piece of glass, it’s the totality. “It’s the very soul of Paris, but it’s not just for French people. For all humanity, it’s one of the great monuments to the best of civilisation.” France’s Interior Ministry said firefighters are optimistic they can save the main structure and the building’s two bell towers, despite the steeple being destroyed. JESUS CHRIST’S CROWN OF THORNS The Crown of Thorns, which is considered Paris’s equivalent of the Crown Jewels, is normally stored at the end of a nave of the cathedral, not readily visible to visitors. It is encased in an ornate gold and glass container commissioned by Napoleon and is only brought out on Fridays during Lent and on Good Friday. While the authenticity of the relic has not been certified, historians have dated it back to Jesus’ crucifixion. The relic originally came from Jerusalem and was carefully placed in the nearby Sainte-Chappelle, a chapel built in the 13th century specifically for the crown. The Crown of Thorns is understood to have been rescued from the blaze Emergency services were praised by the Mayor of Paris for forming a human chain to save the relics ROSE WINDOW The South Rose window is considered ‘one of the great masterpieces of Christianity’ Upsetting images show smoke-filled interior of the iconic building The massive South Rose glass window is an awe-inspiring sight inside the famous cathedral. Originally a gift from King St. Louis IX, the window was created in 1260 and is dedicated to the New Testament. It was removed from the facade of Notre Dame during the Second World War when the French feared the Germans would target it and was replaced in the Sixties. The cathedral’s website boasts that its three rose windows “constitute one of the great masterpieces of Christianity.” But it is not yet know what damage the smoke and falling debris could have on the artwork. MADONNA AND CHILD The fate of the Madonna and Child statue is unknown The iconic statue, known as Notre Dame de Paris, with which the cathedral shares its name depicts the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Created in the 14th century, it was moved to Notre Dame in 1818. GRAND ORGAN Notre Dame is home to one of the most famous organs in the world – with 8,000 pipes Notre Dame is home to one of the most famous organs in the world, boasting 8,000 pipes. The cathedral’s first organ was installed in 1403 by Friedrich Schambantz and replaced 300 years later by 1738 by François Thierry. It was renovated and parts of it replaced every 300 or so years until the present time. The latest restoration in the 1990s brought it to its current state, with more than 8,000 pipes. DESCENT FROM THE CROSS The statue known as The Descent from the Cross has been salvaged, it’s believed One work believed to still be intact is Pietà, also known as The Descent from the Cross. The marble statue by Nicolas Coustou lies on Notre Dame’s high alter. Initial photographs showed that the sculpture was mostly unharmed, but its condition has not been confirmed. CATHEDRAL BELLS It is not yet known whether the cathedral’s ten bells survived the blaze. The oldest bell, Emmanuel, weighs 13 tons and was created in the 15th century. It was recast in 1681. Quasimodo clinging onto a bell – a drawing by Lemud from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, by Victor Hugo TREASURE ROOM AND STATUES Many of the religious relics, from communion chalices to vials of saintly blood, are kept in small Treasure Room that visitors could pay around £4 to see. At the Mausoleum of Claude-Henry d’Harcourt, the lieutenant-general of the king’s armies who died at age 65 is captured eternally in a white marble sculpture from 1776. In the sanctuary, there’s a statue of Madonna and Child — one of 37 representations of the Virgin Mary in the Cathedral — that dates back to the 14th century. PAINTINGS On the western wall of the Saint-Guillaume chapel hangs one of the finest paintings in the cathedral, a masterpiece of the 18th century – the Visitation. It was painted in 1716 by John Jouvenet. The ‘Mays’ of Notre-Dame de Paris are large paintings that were commissioned almost every year, from 1630 to 1707. These stunning paintings were all completed in honour of the Virgin Mary. 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It is on the Île de la Cité island in the Seine and was one of the largest buildings of its time to use what would come to be defined as Medieval Gothic architecture. Dramatic drone pictures show the devastation caused by the savage blaze which has already laid waste to the 850-year-old church’s spire and much of its Gothic roof. Emmanuel Gregoire, the deputy mayor of Paris, said the cathedral had suffered “colossal damages” and that emergency workers were trying to salvage the priceless pieces stored inside. Scaffolding that had been set up around the building has been decimated along with large parts of the cathedral, including the spire, which dates back to the mid-19th Century. A “stray flame” linked to £5 million renovation work is thought to have sparked the inferno in the loft at around 5.30pm local time on Monday. [bc_video video_id=”6026515077001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”French President Emmanuel Macron address the fire that has partly destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral “] [boxout headline=”Our Lady of Paris: A history of Notre Dame”] One of the city’s oldest and most recognisable buildings, work began on Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in 1163. The original structure was completed nearly 200 years later, in 1345, and its name literally translates to “Our Lady of Paris”. Some 13 million people now visit the Catholic landmark every year – more than 30,000 every day on average. It is believed to be the most visited structure in the French capital. The first stone of the original structure was laid in front of Pope Alexander III after the Bishop of Paris, Maurice de Sully, proposed the cathedral after his election in 1160. It grew iconic in popular culture through several artistic works, including the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which was published in 1831 and adapted by Disney in 1996. The spire, which collapsed during the devastating fire, has undergone several changes in the building’s history. The 13th century spire was dismantled during the French Revolution and later rebuilt in the 1860s. The cathedral’s stained glass rose windows – at least one of which has been destroyed by the blaze – are also some of its most architecturally significant features. A brass plate set in stone outside the building also marks “Point Zero” in Paris, the centre of the city. It is the point in France from where all distances to Paris are measured. A message engraved around the stone reads: “Point zero des routes de France”. [/boxout]   The smoke could be seen billowing across the city [bc_video video_id=”6026448981001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Notre Dame fire – This is the moment the Spire collapses as blaze breaks out at the cathedral”] The spire, built in the 19th century, has been destroyed by the inferno The fire has spread quickly and the entire wooden interior of the church was burning, an official said The blaze continues to strengthen as night falls on the French capital An aerial picture of the troubled cathedral which marks the centre of Paris The fire erupted at the top of the medieval church this evening
18 Apr 19
Red Revolution

The Notre-Dame de Paris had been damaged and changed many times since it was begun in the mid-12th century. But the fire on April 15 might have been its most catastrophic event.

18 Apr 19
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18 Apr 19
My cool blog 6179

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