Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A VISIT TO NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN 2014

À vaillant coeur rien d’impossible. 
~Jacques Cœur~

“For a valiant heart nothing is impossible.”

In 2014, I was in Paris and had the blessing of seeing Notre Dame Cathedral with my own eyes.  The tragedy of the fire affected me deeply.  

This is my humble tribute to Notre Dame, to Parisiennes everywhere, to the people of France.  

"And just as the Phoenix rose from 
The ashes, she too will rise,
Returning from the flames clothed
In nothing but her strength,
More beautiful than ever before. 
~Author Unknown~



22 comments:

  1. Your pictures are lovely! Such a great loss for the French people.

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  2. It is indeed a tragedy. And the world mourns with Paris.

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    1. Yes EC, these tragedies always bring us together.

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  3. Indeed a tragedy but lovely photographs I will be away in my old caravan over Eater so will not be able to comment. Have a lovely Easter.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, enjoy your caravan, sounds lovely! Happy Easter!

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  4. Great photos but she will be back, not so sure though about the 5 years though which Macron has stated! Have a good day, Diane

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    1. Yes Diane, she'll be back. We will just hope that it is the 5 years that President Macron says. I hope so.

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  5. I think it will take longer than five years to rebuild but I hope I am wrong. I just feel that so much beauty needs to take its time.

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    1. Me too Valerie, but I do hope so. Yes, definitely it needs to be given the tender loving care that such an old and treasured structure needs in the rebuilding.

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  6. Hello, lovely photos from your visit. It was a tragedy, a loss for Paris, France and the whole world of tourist.

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    1. Thank you Eileen, a tragedy in more ways than one.

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  7. A wonderful tribute.

    I have never seen her with my own eyes, but seeing the fire, it hurt in the way it hurts when you lose a loved one.

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    1. Thank you William, these tragic fires affect everyone I know. I couldn't have said it better myself.

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  8. It was just so sad to see the flames …
    This is a very nice tribute to Notre Dame.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Wonderful photos, a lovely tribute.

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  10. Your tribute is so heartfelt, Denise. I cried when I saw the news..such a sad loss. Notre Dame is the heart of Paris and she will rise again like you said. Your photos are beautiful, my friend.

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    1. You and I had the same reaction when we heard Martha Ellen. Thank you for your kind words.

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