Button a thousand years of history went up in flames on Monday night, as Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris burned.
the Fire was discovered at 18.50, and quickly scattered the from the rear tower to the spire, which had to give in to the flames and snapped together.
Author: Christian Dark has an apartment in the city, and he is appalled to see the iconic spire of the falling together.
- To see the church spire fall down in the flames is a huge thing for me to see. What we are witnessing is something irreplaceable that will be lost. It is not just a building. Of course it's stone, wood and mortar, but it is a symbol of all of France's civilization. To see it burn down, it should just swallow once. It is a very intense thing to see.
He compares the loss of Notre Dame with how it would be if both the round Tower, Amalienborg palace and Tivoli gardens stood in the flames.
- Imagine that the round Tower, Amalienborg palace and Tivoli gardens burns down to the ground at the same time. Think of how you would have it, and then you have it roughly, as the French have it right now.
Late Monday evening, the authorities have still not gotten the flames under control.
* Notre Dame is in the eastern part of the Île de la Cité. The construction of the iconic building began in 1163, and was built on the almost a hundred years.
* the Building is approximately 130 metres long, 48 metres wide and 35 metres high. The two towers are approximately 68 feet high.
* The south tower houses the 13-ton Emmanuel bell.
* From the year 1845 to 1864, the building was restored.
* In 1991 began a new restoration project. There was still the restoration in the time when the fire broke out Monday.
* People come from all over the world to see the cathedral. Around 13 million people visit Notre Dame each year. This corresponds to approximately 30,000 people per day.
* In the church says, among other things Madonnastatuen La Vierge de Paris, which is from the beginning of the 1300 century.
Sources: notredameparis.fr, denstoredanske.dk, notredamecathedralparis.com and Kristeligt Dagblad.