"the Fire may be extinguished and the facade have survived, but storklockan in Notre-Dame has stopped beating. For the Parisians, who now flock to the cathedral for the honor of the lady who protected them for centuries, is the destruction of a symbolic and difficult to bear."
"the Smoke is smoldering still from inside the cathedral's charred entrails. After the major barricade was lifted on Tuesday, Parisians have been able to take even a little closer to the gothic building to witness the devastation. Many are calling loved ones to tell you what they see. The fire in the Notre-Dame cathedral can almost be likened to a relative's passing."
"It is incredibly emotional and painful," sighs a woman in her mobile while she slowly walks back along the sidewalk."
"The wounded French capital has in recent years been both a terrorist attack as the riots and protests. Some wonder if the city, but the Notre-Dame de always known, will be able to get up again. Many Parisbor have seen the cathedral as a protector from the wars and epidemics, a level of protection that most people thought would be forever."
"Hardly a stone's throw away from the blackened building stands 22-year-old Theophile Gros and just looking. His facial expressions are almost stunned."
"I was here yesterday evening, but came back now to see if anything has gone to rescue," he says."
"– For us here in Paris, so it feels completely unbelievable that something that you thought was so osårbart could just burn up. It makes one reflect on the fragility of something that you have always taken for granted."
"the Parisian Diffre Donnadille has set itself on a stone wall a distance away in order to get a clearer idea about how the rescue effort continues. She has tears in her eyes."
""I have heard that they've only just managed to save approximately 30 per cent of the works in there, but luckily they managed in all cases to save Jesus' crown of thorns, " she says, and tells us that she is catholic, and have visited the cathedral for over 70 years."
" I'm here to pray for her that she will be resurrected. She is important for Paris."
"When Diffre Donnadille finished the ranks, and she to a group of women at the barricade, which spontaneously started singing a hymn to celebrate and honor the Notre-Dame."