That picture of the cathedral is from my last trip to Paris last year. I’ve been in Notre Dame once on my first trip. It’s a stunning work of architecture that was started in 1160. I’m not religious and it didn’t speak to me on a spiritual level, but always touched me on an artistic and historic level whenever I would pass by. It’s just a sad day to see her engulfed in flames. I hope that there were no injuries and that the walls and facade are able to be saved. The spire falling is just terribly sad.
(I deleted a post about my travel plans to Ireland for now. It didn’t seem right keeping that post up as Notre Dame is burning.)