In Edmonton, the Strathcona Hotel catches fire.
In Paris, same with Notre Dame cathedral.
This pattern has oft been repeated elsewhere. Restorations too often destroy. I’d have been terrified or sceptical if I had been the overseer of Notre Dame when a ‘restoration’ had been first suggested or announced. Ver-ry risky.
The same applies, parallelly, with ‘controlled burns’ of forests which, too often, lead to major out-of-control infernos. Even though last year saw much of the Prairie provinces and B.C. burn down, I suspect that ‘controlled burns’ will stupidly continue. Man does it to himself, to Nature, and to high culture over and over. Totally unnecessarily.
Stupid choices revisited, especially with fire of all things, don’tcha think?