Note — Apr 21, 2019

Why Notre-Dame Was a Tinderbox

A very well done scrolling-page-animation by The New York Times explaining some of what went on in the cathedral’s roof.

After an inspection Tuesday, officials said the cathedral appeared structurally sound. But the damage may present itself over time: We don’t know what fire and water do to limestone quarried over 800 years ago.

Also: The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Art (1460–1921) at The Public Domain Review, beautiful image in diverse styles.