POTD: R.I.P.

R.I.P.
Paris, France
2005

I’m not religious and I try not to be too attached to material things, but damn, what a work of art that was!

4 thoughts on “POTD: R.I.P.”

  1. Dan, the larger gable on the left of this photo sits directly below the large rose window that faces the Seine, very near the spire that toppled. So I had thought it to be near the main part of the fire. Perhaps though the fire there did not burn hot enough to cause much damage to the outside of the structure. It will be interesting to see how well the craftsmanship and detail in the apparently inevitable rebuild match up with what was done previously. I suspect thee are many highly skilled workers out there that would see working on something as important as this as the opportunity of a lifetime.

  2. This is one of my favorite Uncle Larry photos. A lot of people are posting pictures of Notre Dame in its entirety, but this photo’s actually been the one on my mind for the past day (and only partially because it’s proudly hanging on my dining room wall). The level of detail, composition, and craftsmanship that this image highlights is something that is not easily reproduced. From what I can tell from the aftermath of the fire, this section of the cathedral is still largely intact and luckily the overall damage could have been a lot worse. But definitely a sobering reminder that the monuments that we take for granted as permanent can lost in an instant.

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