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Re: Notre Dame cathedral fire
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2019, 10:53:42 am »
They look like robot cops from a low budge 70s sci fi movie. 

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Re: Notre Dame cathedral fire
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2019, 10:59:32 am »
As a side note, my reaction to this is, "Well that's too bad", I don't quite get why so many people are so emotionally invested in it.

I find the destruction of historical and archaeological treasures like this extremely emotional. These sites and artifacts are part of our cultural heritage, and they create a connection to the past which brings it to life. They are irreplaceable, and often can never be fully restored. I feel the same way when I read that the ancient city of Dura Europos in Syria was looted and largely destroyed by ISIS or when I saw the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan: it makes me physically ill.
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Re: Notre Dame cathedral fire
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2019, 12:59:08 pm »
Hearing that Notre Dame is on fire causes mixed emotions in this old Boilermaker.
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Re: Notre Dame cathedral fire
« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2019, 11:55:14 pm »
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