Hahahaha, Stockholm-based Ulf Mejergren Architects (UMA) has drawn up plans for a cross-shaped swimming pool covering the entire roof area, watched over by the statues of the 12 apostles that escaped the inferno.
As the restoration following last month’s massive fire at Notre Dame gets real, there are many questions for the politicians.
One of the landmarks of Paris, even fire-damaged, Notre Dame is still a huge draw.
Do you rebuild what was already there or opt for something new? Thomas de Monchot considers the options.
As I’ve said before I’m a scientist, this is a post not about Notre Dame but about me.
“There are more things in heaven and Earth Horatio than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” A quote from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5 where Hamlet is speaking to Horatio. Well of course in Shakespeare’s time that was most definitely true. They hadn’t discovered electricity for example.
We like to think we know most of the Universe now but I think there may be much more out there than we have any clue of.
Ants don’t understand humans or the world in which we live. So perhaps there might be… I don’t know, can’t know… but…
I am not religious, I don’t have any faith, but there may be something.
Cathy Racon-Bouzon, LREM MP has responded to critics of the restoration project following the fire last month.
What might replace Notre Dame’s spire?
The New York Times has some suggestions…
Restoring Notre Dame will be an unprecedented challenge for the government, which drafted a special bill for managing the huge project.
Experts consulted by the environmental group Robin des Bois have warned that the flames that destroyed the roof and spire of the medieval edifice sent at least 300 tonnes of lead into the air above Paris.
Maybe all the money pledged to restoring Notre Dame would be better spent on something else?and have a view.