I have nothing much to do at the moment so when there was the massive fire at Notre Dame cathedral last week I thought I might set up this website to document how the building is restored
I am not religious. I am a scientist at heart, But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of things that we don’t understand.
Anyway after the initial activity I suspect that the Notre Dame restoration will take a lot of time so maybe I can use this website for other things as well. Which brings me to the subject of today’s post from me, the dreadful attacks in Sri Lanka yesterday.
Explosions at eight sites across Sri Lanka have left at least 290 dead and more than 500 injured. It is a tragedy. If a lot of the explosions were at churches, as they were, that is by the by A lot of people go to church on a Sunday especially if it is Easter. The truly religious of any religion I know are peaceful people, yet many wars are supposedly fought about religion.
There is something wrong in the world and it is getting more violent.
Although not badly damaged by the fire, much of the ancillary equipment was effected. But the organ is much newer than the building, only built in the 19th century.
Gamers can play something from the Assassin’s Creed series which in set in the Notre Dame cathedral before the fire.
The Notre Dame restoration will require expertise. The UK is on standby to send over lots of architects and archaeologists, conservators and craftspeople.
The Guardian has an interesting article where they have views from several architects whether a restored Notre Dame should now get a modern spire. Some are for, some against.
The rector of Notre Dame has speculated that a computer glitch may have been responsible for the fire, but could that be?
Around 200,000 bees had been kept on the roof on Notre Dame since 2013 and were initially thought to have perished in the fire, but most have survived.
The French interior minister, Christophe Castaner has said that police will secure the area surrounding Île de la Cité, the island where Notre Dame sits, during the upcoming protests.
The recent Notre Dame fire was possibly caused by an electrical short according to some officials. But why did it take massive hold so quickly?