Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Notre Dame burns

  1. #1

    Notre Dame burns

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...K4e?ocid=ientp

    I am not typically a real sentimental guy, but this really sucks. 800 years of history and a symbol of human ingenuity destroyed. It was one of the few tourist traps that was as impressive as they say.
    Thanos was right

  2. Likes DiscGo liked this post
  3. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     

  4. #2
    This really stinks. I was going there in a few weeks. So sad.....
    Life is Good

  5. #3
    That's truly awful. I've always wanted to see that building in person but haven't had the opportunity yet.

  6. #4
    Sooooo....terrorists or too many candles?


    I'm surprised that there's that much wood in that structure; I always thought it was made of mostly stone.
    hu·bris
    /(h)yo͞obrəs/

    noun

    1. A personality quality of extreme or foolish pride.
    2. Dangerous overconfidence, often combined with arrogance.



  7. Likes DiscGo liked this post
  8. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by rockgremlin View Post
    Sooooo....terrorists or too many candles?
    The construction company is currently being blamed.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockgremlin View Post
    I'm surprised that there's that much wood in that structure; I always thought it was made of mostly stone.
    Me too.
    "My heart shall cry out for Moab..." Isaiah 15:5

  9. #6
    Adventurer at Large! BruteForce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    locked, loaded and ready to rock!
    Posts
    2,718
    A tragedy to be certain. Glad I was able to see it in my lifetime..

    Other than AU and NZ, I've seen the world and its treasures (and horrors).

    Super tragic such an iconic structure will be in ruins..
    2018 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 (Hunter Edition)
    2016 Kawasaki Brute Force 750i (Camo)
    2014 Polaris Sportsman XP 850 HO EFI EPS (Browning Edition)
    2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Laramie/Resistol DRW (~800HP/1400TQ)
    Yukon Charlies 930 Trail Series Snow Shoes
    5.11 Tactical Coyote Boots

    The random world and adventures of BruteForce

  10. #7

    Notre Dame burns

    I snapped this picture on the inside back in 2014. I was bummed to see it burning that badly.



  11. #8
    God hates Catholics...

  12. #9
    I read somewhere that a plot to bomb it 3 days ago was foiled but that could be total BS made up on the spot.

    Here's my obligatory "I'll miss Notre Dame" post with photos from '99

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk

  13. #10
    not surprising - huge renovation project , old dry timbers coated in a flammable finish, electric power cords, flammable solvents, waste rags , betcha a few lithium battery chargers up in the scaffold, maybe a clandestine ciggy somewhere, hopefully not using wooden scaffold planks - it would be really hard to get a zero fire risk level established. Wife and I visited there in 1980.

  14. #11
    As I watched it burn to the ground, I was curious if they had any helicopter crew that could drop fire retardant, but it seems like they were content to spray a fine mist into the tops of the flames to gently soothe the fire from getting a headache.

    I heard they were worried about the damage from dropping fire retardant. I sure hope these people are in charge of more catastrophes.


  15. #12

  16. Likes Iceaxe liked this post
  17. #13
    Bogley BigShot oldno7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    We're all here, because we ain't all there.
    Posts
    10,206
    I'm not Spartacus


    Boycotting imlay canyon gear because I value access

    Professional Mangler of Grammar

    Guns don't kill people--Static Ropes Do!!

    Who Is John Galt?

  18. Likes BasinCruiser, Sombeech, tallsteve liked this post
  19. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Sombeech View Post
    I read somewhere that a plot to bomb it 3 days ago was foiled but that could be total BS made up on the spot.



    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
    I saw a similar post with a link to an article, possibly similar to this one: https://www.usnews.com/news/world/ar...ris-notre-dame

    But, then it was noted that the article was from 2016.

  20. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Sombeech View Post
    As I watched it burn to the ground, I was curious if they had any helicopter crew that could drop fire retardant, but it seems like they were content to spray a fine mist into the tops of the flames to gently soothe the fire from getting a headache.

    I heard they were worried about the damage from dropping fire retardant. I sure hope these people are in charge of more catastrophes.
    I don't know, but I will trust the firefighters and engineers on this one. I'd also say the firefighters seemed to do quite the yeoman's work in there. If you look at after photos of the inside it looks much better than I expected considering the inferno they were dealing with.

  21. #16
    Hey a lot of people trusted the construction crew too and look what happened

  22. #17

  23. Likes DiscGo, devo_stevo, rockgremlin, Iceaxe liked this post
  24. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Sombeech View Post
    he he

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
    Then he has the nerve to get up in front of everyone and tell them that the pursuit of wealth is evil. Seriously. You can't make this stuff up.

  25. #19
    The biggest landowner in the UK (after the Royal Family) is the Church of England. And they have the cheek to put the begging bowls out at every service (not that I go to Church any more). But I do visit religious buildings

    Mind you, the CofE have some magnificent Cathedrals (which are magnificent only from a structural/architectural view). I do like religious buildings (be they Mormon churches in SLC, Catholic churches in Poland or Christian churches in England, or Mosques in Istanbul. The vast majority are beautiful structures.

    Most English / UK battles were fought on religious grounds (The Crusades) and Northern Ireland "Troubles" spring to mind. So nothing changes .

Similar Threads

  1. Marble Canyon Lodge Burns Down
    By Cave Dawg in forum Rock Art & Ruins
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-20-2013, 05:53 PM
  2. [News] Meth-Head Woman Burns Down One Of Earth's Oldest Trees
    By accadacca in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-03-2012, 06:17 PM
  3. Dewey Bridge Burns Down
    By Mtnman1830 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-07-2008, 10:16 PM
  4. Anyone watching Ken Burns
    By James_B_Wads2000 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-27-2007, 03:26 PM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Outdoor Forum

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •