When I first saw the beautiful Notre-Dame in flames, I was speechless. This 850 year old cathedral is one of my favorite places. While I'm not exactly a world traveler, I have had the opportunity to visit Notre-Dame not once, but twice.
After college, I traveled throughout Europe and was mesmorized by the beautiful structure. I promised myself, one day I would return and I did last summer.
My husband Ben and I spent the afternoon at the cathedral. The line to get in that day wrapped around the entire building, so rather than wait, Ben and I sat at a cafe across the street and spent the day enjoying amazing French cuisine and visualizing all the the incredible things that have taken place in this amazing place.
The French government says they were able to save a good portion of the church and will work to bring her back to her originial beauty. Investigators say the fire appears to be accidental, tied to a multi-million dollar renovation currently underway. Arson and or foul play is not suspected.