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It was the largest building constructed in the 1200's, a massive construction undertaking at the time. When you walk inside the first thing that hits you is that the sanctuary is not that large, only extending up about 110', grading over to a series of massive timbers that extend upward another sixty feet or so to support the roof. Inside, the rooms don't smell moldy or damp, just an odd "old" odor. In the rooms behind the altar and sanctuary are a series of rooms containing artworks, paintings, statues, etc. including a portion of Joshua ben Miriam' s crown of thorns...all now destroyed or damaged beyond reclamation. A building that survived the 800 plus years post-construction that included the French Revolution and two world wars now gutted by a fire that likely damaged the sandstone walls beyond their tolerance range to function as support structures..

Easter weekend is spring break for many university students who travel in throngs via train to Paris to celebrate apring. We left from Bern. Switzerland, Kathi Rammsier, Pat Shinners, and myself, staying in a small mom and pop hotel in a Paris suburb for four days while we toured Paris.

A very sad day, and an even sadder sight to behold as thousands watched in near-silence as it burned and the spire collapsed. NOW, the monies and promises pour forth for a full restoration...
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