Watching the news… It is shocking to see such a magnificent structure in Paris, being slowly eaten by fire… The Paris fire department is powerless to do anything, and can only try to control the fire, and limit the damage. So sad. Last time we visited Paris was in April 2011 – eight years and a week ago… Walking around the centre of Paris, all this history… Another huge blow for Paris and the French to deal with.

Notre Dame in its old glory