It was built with fervour and faith. It took part in the greatest moments in the history of France, suffered the blind outrages of the Revolution, survived for centuries, and has welcomed millions of tourists.
But it remains faithful to its initial vocation, of venerating God.
While the fire on 15 April 2019, which stunned the whole world, devastated some parts of it, it didn't destroy it completely.
Notre-Dame de Paris, the queen of cathedrals, is still the jewel in the crown of Paris. A sparkling landmark in the chaos of the world. A challenge thrown out to Babel.
The fire, 15 April 2019. The sky over Paris is set alight, Notre-Dame de Paris is burning, amid perplexity and stupefaction.
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