Notre Dame Cathedral
One of the most beautiful works of Gothic art is the Notre Dame Cathedral, went up in flames.
That the world-famous Parisian Cathedral the fire began, it became known thanks to social networks, which are spreading photos and videos from the event.
The footage can be seen thick clouds of smoke rising above the historic structure.
The place of the accident are already working the fire. Their powers are growing. The territory is surrounded.
It is seen that the fire raging in the upper part of one wing of the Cathedral. The flames do not rise tens of meters.
Note that the Notre Dame Cathedral is on Ile de La Cité, on the site of the first Church of Paris, St. Stephen’s Basilica. The Cathedral is a five-naval Basilica. Building height is 35 m, length – 130 m, width – 48 m. the Height of bell – 69 m, weight of the bells Emmanuel in the East tower – of 15 tons.
The architecture of the Cathedral is well visible the duality of stylistic influences: on the one hand the Romanesque style of Normandy, with his powerful unity, and with another – Gothic style which gives the building lightness and creates the impression of simplicity, vertical design.
The construction lasted over a hundred years. The Cathedral was planned in the twelfth century Maurice de Sully. In 1163 the king of France Louis VII was laid the first stone of the Foundation.
By design, the Cathedral had to make all the inhabitants of Paris – 10,000 people, but during construction the number of residents has increased several times.