The world has shared its heartbreak following the burning of Paris’s Cathédrale Notre Dame today. From Parisians singing in the streets, to leaders from across the world sharing their condolences, it has been a global upset.
However, in light of the event, social media users across all platforms have been sharing images they took of the monument pre-disaster. Some of the images were even captured the day of the fire. Notre Dame was, and is, a truly beautiful building.
Here is video that I took at #NotreDame a short time before the fire today. When we left, it was still a beautiful, sunny day at this wonderful monument. I am in shock! So very sad pic.twitter.com/xkeRinrZnG
— Sonya Olds Som (@SonyaOldsSom) April 15, 2019
I made sure I visited you every time I was in town. I didn’t realise that out last catch-up 6 months ago might be our last. Goodbye, my friend. You made me and so many others so happy. pic.twitter.com/WZes2pxTSw
— Bryan Gaensler 📡🧲 (@SciBry) April 15, 2019
I took this photo 2 nights ago. pic.twitter.com/lV8kMI2Iu4
— Nada Bakos (@nadabakos) April 15, 2019
I’m so sad learning the Notre Dame news. We went for New Years. The history and detail from centuries ago was so captivating, it made it hard to leave. These panels are from the 14th century, preserved and beloved for so long… pic.twitter.com/psueJFrN4Y
— Chantel McCabe (@ChantelMcCabeGC) April 15, 2019
Beautiful Notre Dame, we doubt this will be the last time you stand in all your glory. This just happens to be another step back in your almost thousand-year long history.
Image Credit: Reuters