Dominique Danic-Careil saw how the Notre dame spire caught fire and fell to pieces from their bedroom window. For her, nothing will be the same.
on Monday night when a friend called Dominique Danic-Careil. She sat in his work room that has a window facing the courtyard. She had nothing noticed.
”What happens, said her writer friend, thats it with you?”
I understood nothing. I heard that there was a lot of noise outside on the street, but it is there all too often. When I went to my vardagsfönster I saw the first flames to beat out Notre Dame. I was blank, I stumnade, " says Dominique Danic-Careil.Link to the graphics
on the Quai de la Tournelle since the year 2000. Every morning she has woken up with Notre Dame in front of their eyes, every night when she goes to bed she looked at the spire and the two towers, the latter are almost always illuminated until midnight.
– Now everything is changed. Even if the facades are left with the entire silhouette changed completely. No spire, large parts of the roof are gone.Dominique Danic-Careil saw how the Notre dame spire caught fire and fell to pieces from their bedroom window. For her, nothing will be the same. Photo: Mehdi Chebil
She stood still at his balcony door and watched the fire as it devoured the roof and the spire.
" It went by so fast and it was so quiet. The wind was in the opposite direction so I did not have the smoke and heard almost nothing. Extremely eerie, unreal, " says Dominique Danic-Careil.
men that were below her window was captured, silent, just as she. Get lifted to a beginning their mobiles to take photos and film. It was a kind of state of shock. The smoke which rose and went away with the wind had all kinds of colors. It was a kind of spectacle.
At 21.30, she felt compelled to go out. Then the mood changed, people were more openly curious, they wanted to participate, to be there, but without the bar at the same kind of feelings as those who were there at 19 o'clock.Dominic Danic-Careil in his bedroom. Photo: Mehdi Chebil
a Little later calmed it down again. People sang to it as Dominique Danic-Careil calls ”Paris ' most beautiful place”.
– Even if I'm a psychotherapist, I find it hard to describe what I actually felt. It was a feeling I could take on and who will never leave me.
Dominique Danic-Careil sad, up
" I don't think I will have time to see the Notre Dame restored again, it will take too long. I will try to get used to my new view.
Dominique Danic-Careil was never afraid, just very taken.
A more symbolic monument than Notre Dame, she has hard to imagine, so charged with emotion it is for the French, France.the Day after the fire disaster is Dominique Danic-Careil sad or even ”I will try to get used to my new view,” she says. Photo: Mehdi Chebil
– In the best case, it happened to work unification, put a damper on the last half of the year of riots and protests. Yes, I hope so. Notre Dame is our, she is above all else, cannot be measured, " she says.
anyway, that is her view from the window at the top of the Quai de la Tournelle is completely changed, perspective new.
" I think many people here feel that they have lost something that has been with them very, very dearly. On a personal level.Link to the graphics