“Just imagine! In the early nineteenth century, this cathedral was in such a state of disrepair that the city considered tearing it down. Luckily for us, Victor Hugo heard about the plans to destroy it and wrote The Hunchback of Notre-Dame to raise awareness of its glorious history. And, by golly, did it work! Parisians campaigned to save it, and the building was repaired and polished to the pristine state you find today.” ~ Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
I am devastated at the damage done by the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral.
My daughter and I love visiting cathedrals. It was always our thing. When we went to Italy last year and the year before, we visited as many churches and cathedrals as we could. It has been over twenty years since I was in Paris, and I was planning to take my daughter there to see the Notre Dame. We had planned for next spring.
The loss of history is immeasurable.