From the images we’ve been seeing all day of the Notre Dame Cathedral, you’d think the cathedral portion would be nearly unrecognizable.
But that’s not even remotely the case. Here are a few photos that show the interior of the cathedral after the fire.
The altar remained intact with the Cross above it, as one reporter points out:
Dans la nef, encombrée par les restes de la flèche en miettes, l’autel est resté intact, avec sa croix#NotreDame pic.twitter.com/yify3ERdN0
— Raphaelle Bacqué (@RaphaelleBacque) April 15, 2019
Bacqué write: “In the nave, cluttered by the remains of the spire in pieces, the altar remained intact, with its cross #NotreDame”
Her’s a video that shows firefighters looking into the cathedral from earlier today. You can clearly see sparks falling from above:
DIRECT 🔴 Incendie de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris : Une enquête a été ouverte par le parquet de Paris pour « destruction involontaire par incendie ». (images @LinePress) https://t.co/vKagHdI7UC pic.twitter.com/qX4ssDxcUg
— Actu17 (@Actu17) April 15, 2019
Pretty amazing! I must say I was expecting a lot worse.
The roof is still a big concern though, as it could collapse at any point.
But it looks like there’s still a lot to work with.