At the Guédelon medieval construction site in France some people are recreating a 13th century castle from scratch.
Eight Inc , the studio that developed the Apple Store concept, wants to accurately reconstruct Notre-Dame’s roof and spire using structural glass.
The fear of lead poisoning after last month’s Notre Dame fire is still a threat.
I lived in London for many years and visited Westminster Abbey a few times although perhaps not as much as I should. But then I only visited the Tower Of London a couple of times. i find we often don’t fully appreciate a city in which we live.
Westminster Abbey is younger than Notre Dame, but is a glorious building.
There was a roof fire in Westminster Abbey during the second World War.
On the evening of the May 10th 1941, Westminster Abbey precincts and roof were hit by incendiary bombs. All the bombs were extinguished except for one which ignited out of reach among the wooden beams and plaster vault of the lantern roof over the North Transept. Finally the Lantern roof crashed down, preventing the fires from spreading further.
I like to post at least one update a day but there’s not always a news story about Notre Dame. So if you would like to know a little bit more about me I’ve been doing a short daily video every day since 4th November 2018. I’ve never yet missed a day so as I write this I’m up to 213…
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Stonehenge was first built around 5,000 years ago. There have been lots of theories about why it was built but no-one is certain.
It probably had something to do with death, there are lots of burial mounds nearby, but perhaps in was some sort of primitive clock. Perhaps it was both.
But whatever its purpose, the construction was laborious and impressive. That some of it remains today is a testament to the builders.
This one is from The Vintage News who have a summary of the various options:
The roof of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral may not be converted into a swimming pool or a greenhouse after all.
Why do we need armies in the modern world? Can’t everyone just enjoy the beautiful world in which we live?
Has there ever been a period where there was NOT a war somewhere in the world?
Not in modern times, that I’m aware of. Perhaps when we didn’t have almost instant communication, perhaps.
And so we need the military to protect ourselves, but the craft in buildings like Notre Dame is better.
The French National Assembly (the lower house of the French parliament) and the senators both have to agree on the text before the bill can move forward. So at present, the bill to restore Notre Dame is not complete.