cathedrals, cultural and religious importance, damage, devastating fire, france, gothic architecture, notre-dame cathedral, paris, resilience, restoration, symbol of french identity

Rising from the Ashes: The Restoration of Notre-Dame

As an enduring symbol of Paris, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, or Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris), has captured people’s imaginations for centuries. However, when flames engulfed its attic and spire in 2019, the world watched in stunned silence. Yet even as smoke billowed into the evening sky, plans were underway to resurrect this ...

Viena Abdon

Notre-Dame burning.