Notre Dame de Paris

 

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Notre Dame

EDWARD HOPPER

Paris

 

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Notre Dame

Andre Chapuy

 

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Notre Dame

PARIS

Jean Francois Raffaelli

 

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Notre Dame

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Notre Dame

In Front of Ground Zero – France

IL d’ CITE

Paris

 

On 15 April 2019, just before 18:50 CEST, a fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. By the time the fire was extinguished fifteen hours later, the building’s spire and roof had collapsed and its interior, upper walls, and windows had been severely damaged; even more extensive damage to the interior was prevented by the stone vaulted ceiling, which largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed. Many works of art and other treasures were evacuated early in the emergency, but many others were damaged or destroyed. The cathedral’s two pipe organs, and its three 13th-century rose windows, suffered little or no damage. No person, firefighter or civilian, was killed by the fire.

President Emmanuel Macron promised the country would restore the cathedral and launched a fundraising campaign which brought in pledges of €800 million within 24 hours. It has been estimated that restoration could require twenty years or more.

Construction of the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris (“Our Lady of Paris”) began in the 12th century, using stonework for the walls and vault and wood for the main roofs and spire. The original flèche (spire) lasted until 1383, its replacement was lost in a 1630 fire, and a third was damaged by wind and removed between 1786 and 1791; the spire lost in the fire, made of lead-covered oak and designed by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, was added in the mid-19th century. The cathedral was listed as part of the “Paris, Banks of the Seine” UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

In recent years the cathedral suffered significantly from crumbling stonework, primarily due to environmental pollution; for example, acid rain attacks limestone. In 2014, the Ministry of Culture estimated the cost of the renovation work needed by the cathedral at €150 million.

In 2016, the Archdiocese of Paris launched an appeal to raise €100 million over the following five to ten years to meet the costs of maintenance and restoration. At the time of the fire, it was undergoing renovations on the spire, estimated to cost €6 million. Steel scaffolding had been erected around the roofs.

 

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Tiger Woods Wins The Masters 2019

 
 

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Tiger Woods


RED SHIRT SUNDAY

 

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Tiger Woods Fist Pump after making a Birdie Put in 2019 Masters

Augusta National Golf Club

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA


 

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Tiger Woods approaches the 18th Green

At Augusta National Golf Club

On HIS WAY to WINNING

The 2019 Masters Golf Tournament


 

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TIGER WOODS is JUBILANT as he Wins The MASTERS 2019

For His 15 MAJOR GOLF TOURNAMENT VICTORY

And His 5th GREEN JACKET

TIGER WOODS is The 2019 MASTERS CHAMPION




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WEARING his 5th GREEN JACKET

As The WINNER of The 2019 MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT

At AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF COURSE

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Mick Jagger recovering from Successful Heart Surgery in New York

 
 
MICK
 
“WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST”
 
WE LOVE YOU
 
“GET WELL SOON”

 

Mick Jagger has successfully undergone what is being described as a “minimally invasive” heart valve replacement procedure.The Rolling Stones frontman is reportedly resting at an unspecified New York CIty hospital. According to Billboard, Jagger was given a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). By using this procedure, doctors were able to repair the heart valve using a catheter that accesses a major artery without opening the chest.
This will allow Jagger to recover much faster than he would be able to do after a more conventional and invasive procedure. Assuming there are no post-surgery complications, the singer could be released from the hospital within a few days.
The Stones postponed their scheduled No Filter tour in order to give the 75-year-old singer time to recover. Rescheduled dates have not yet been announced, although Billboard notes that the shows are now expected to take place starting in July, with details arriving “in the coming weeks.”
News of Jagger’s health issues first broke on March 30. “Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming U.S. / Canada tour dates,” the band confirmed in a prepared statement. “We apologize for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly.”
“Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”
Jagger expressed disappointment at having to postpone the dates, saying he was “so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”
The singer has always taken his health seriously, especially in his elder years. According to The Sun, Jagger maintains a healthy, organic diet, jogs up to eight miles a day and also participates in activities like cycling, yoga and meditation. The septuagenarian credits his healthy lifestyle for enabling him to continue touring and performing at a high level.
 
 
 
 
 
The MICKSTER
 
 
“GET WELL SOON”
 
 
GOD BLESS
 
From Your MILLIONS of LOYAL FANS
 
 
We LOVE Ya MICK !!!
 
 
 
 
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Mick Jagger ‘s message to his MILLIONS of LOYAL Fans on Instagram
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