We, along with the rest of the world, watched in horror as Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames. As newlyweds working and living in nearby Switzerland, Mike and I spent our first New Year’s together in Paris. We visited all of the tourist sites, including the grand cathedral.
I had learned about the gargoyles, rose window, Gothic style, and flying buttresses in Art 101 and never thought as a small town girl that I would ever get to see Notre Dame.
Not only did I see it then but have revisited the church many times. It was always a thrill to revisit Notre Dame. I always discovered something new that I did not notice in the past.
Our hearts go out to the people of Paris and of France. The world has lost one of its most beautiful and most loved cathedrals. We mourn with you.