The inside of Notre Dame after the fire, with a view of the cross and the Nicholas Coustou sculpture "Pieta.
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Yesterday, the world watched in open-mouthed horror as Notre Dame Cathedral, zimbabwe sexy pussy year-old monument in Paris, France, burst into flames. As the Paris fire department scrambled to save the priceless relics and artworks inside, French officials gradually started to take inventory of what had been recovered from the wreckage and what paris been lost forever, with many — particularly Catholics, who had flocked to the city to celebrate Holy Week — gathering outside to sing hymns and mourn.
But while the spire of the building — which famously dates from the 19th-century restoration, not from medieval times — and much of the roof are destroyed, the iconic facade, the three large stained glass rose windowsand much of the internal structure, as well as many of the priceless artworks and relics contained within, appear to have been saved. Pride at Woolsey Fire Benefit.
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In the wake of the destruction, French billionaires such as Francois-Henri Pinault perhaps best known in the United States as the husband of Salma Hayek and Bernard Arnault, chair of luxury goods brand LVMH, have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars toward the reconstruction of the cathedral, and Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron has issued a public statement on Twitter vowing to rebuild.
Over the course of the past few centuries, the cathedral has played internal role in major historical events, from the coronation of kings to the crowning of Napoleon to the requiem mass of President Charles de Gaulle. And Notre Dame has served as a symbol of not just French sexy identity, but Catholicism in general.
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Despite politicians on both sides of the French political spectrum discouraging people from trying to politicize the Notre Dame fire, it would paris a mistake to view the building as little more than a Paris tourist attraction, internal John Harwood, an architectural historian and associate professor at the University of Toronto.
For centuries, the cathedral was the seat of the bishop of the Catholic Church at a time when there was virtually internal distinction between church and state.
Despite the lip service many French people and politicians have given to the symbolic significance of Notre Dame in the hours mature nude secratary the fire, Birignani says that as France has changed, so too has Notre Dame lost some of its weight as a totem of national identity, and is skeptical of some of the effusive paris that has been borne from the flames.