I have no personal photos of Notre Dame. I never made it to Paris (other than 6 hours in de Gaulle airport way back when, while traveling from Washington DC to Florence, Italy). I wish I had. Someday I still may visit. In which case, of course, I will visit Notre Dame and see what it is then.
Whatever it becomes, it will not be what it was. And I am very sorry for its loss.
So I’m dedicating today’s post as space to remember, even for those such as me who never visited.
That said, Notre Dame already has a large amount of money pledged to its repair. And the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem caught fire yesterday as well, although thankfully it was contained. Many other churches and religious buildings damaged by fire can use assistance–for those so inclined, consider ones closer to wherever you live.