I am not ashamed to say, that I cried when I watched on TV, as the spire of Notre Dame crashed down into the roof. I was abroad, alone and heartbroken.
I have revisited the construction site regularly since, in the company of many other Parisians and visitors who are recovering from their own grief, by willing on the workers, craftsmen and specialists who are raising this Phoenix from its ashes.
I have been particularly inspired - pun intended - to document the raising and revelation of the steeple, as it reappears, restoring its silent witness to the beauty of our city, the absence of which on the skyline broke our hearts.
I continue my work of recognising the skills, sweat and sheer courage which are giving us this healing. See also the "Gallery of Notre Dame : Before" to whet your appetite for the unveiling in December 2024.
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