Notre Dame de Paris

Today the world’s most famous church went up in flames. I turned on the news in the morning to discover the fire had just broken out. I sat in silence watching the Gothic masterpiece slowly be devoured by fire. It was completely shocking – 859 years of history gone in a single day.

Over the years, I have been to Notre Dame over a dozen times. And I would have gone another dozen had it not been destroyed. It was the first cathedral I ever saw in my life – as you can imagine, that set the bar for cathedrals a bit too high.

Every time I returned, it left me in awe. Let’s hope it can be rebuilt. I pray they take their time and don’t throw up a cheap imitation of the original. It deserves to be rebuilt properly. Until then, here are a few pictures we took the last time we visited.

Thomas at Notre Dame


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