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Just a few days ago a massive fire took more than the pearl of gothic architecture, Notre-Dame de Paris. The pictures of the cathedral on fire spread in just a few moments, generating the complete globe shutter and whisper the words of solidarity with France. Notre-Dame has lived by means of wars and revolutions, but we couldn’t preserve it safe in the 21st century. It is sad, but we keep losing the beautiful locations we love, even even though we have every thing it takes to protect them.
Right here at Vibrant Side we want to remember the stunning architectural and all-natural internet sites that we’ve lost more than the final 5 years, in hopes that we all can do something to stop it.
1. Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, France
The fire at Notre-Dame de Paris shocked the complete globe and became virtually a personal tragedy for every single French citizen. A masterpiece of French gothic architecture suffered from a massive fire on April, 15, 2019. According to police investigators, the fire began at the center of the cathedral’s roof. The causes of the tragedy are nevertheless becoming investigated. A single of the theories suggests that the fire might be connected with the building function that was taking spot at the cathedral at the moment of the disaster.
More than the 8 centuries of its history, Notre-Dame served as a religious, cultural, and educational center for France and the complete globe and inspired the most prominent artists. It survived many wars, political and religious conflicts, and it is terribly sad we couldn’t take care of it in the 21st century.
two. Legzira Beach, Sidi Ifni, Morocco
A pair of beautiful archways on Legzira Beach have been a landmark and one particular of the symbols of Morocco, till one particular of them collapsed in September of 2016. A pile of rubble on the coast was the only factor that was left of the all-natural wonder that attracted thousands of tourists to the beach. Some men and women blamed the regional authorities for the arch collapse.
A few months just before the tragedy men and women noticed cracks and modest rocks falling from the arch, so it was predicted that it was going to fall sooner or later. Neighborhood residents think that the authorities could have shored the arch to protect it.
three. Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria
The principal temple of Palmyra was destroyed in 2015 in the course of the war in Syria. It was one particular of the most crucial religious buildings from the 1st century AD and ancient globe in general. What’s left of it now is a pair of columns standing amidst ruins.
The city of Palmyra, a UNESCO Planet Heritage Web site, integrated monumental ruins of the ancient city, arts and architecture dating back to 1st and 2nd centuries, and the integration of Greco-Roman tactics with regional traditions. It also had much more than 1,000 columns, a Roman aqueduct, and a necropolis with much more than 500 tombs. Sadly, a lot of treasures of this ancient city suffered in the course of the conflict in Syria.
four. Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Joshua Tree national park is a wonderful spot that boasts of unique desert ecosystems with surreal geological functions and a great selection of the most uncommon plants. In January 2019 the park stayed open to the public in the course of the 35-day government shutdown. The ranger supervision was significantly lowered in the course of these days, and the park suffered from terrible vandalism.
Folks reduce down the tress, began fires, broken the trails, and left graffiti on these wonderful spots. A single of the park’s former superintendents stated, that the park may possibly take 200 to 300 years to recover from the harm it got more than just a couple of weeks.
five. The Small Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark
The sculpture was created by Edvard Eriksen in 1909, and we have truly “lost” this monument a lot of instances in the course of its comparatively quick history. The beautiful mermaid was decapitated twice, she lost her arm, and has been covered with paint and graffiti innumerable instances.
Folks did these awful acts of vandalism due to the fact they have been bored, drunk, or mentally ill, or just to make their political protests much more impressive. Sadly, it is unlikely that this monument will ever quit becoming a target for vandals, but we hope that we can discover some methods to protect it from people’s cruelty.
six. Lake Mackenzie, Tasmania, Australia
In January and February of 2016 Tasmania suffered from serious bush fires which impacted one particular of the most picturesque lakes of the area, Lake Mackenzie. The bushfires also destroyed exclusive plants, some of which, like the ancient pencil pines, have no chances to regenerate.
All in all, the fire scorched 20,000 hectares of Tasmanian wilderness. Even even though now, years soon after the disaster, plants are beginning to show indicators of recovery, it will take a long time just before we can see this spot green and alive once again.
7. Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire, England
It is not a secret that tourism ruins landmarks, but it still sounds unbelievable when men and women destroy 320 million years of history in just a few seconds. In June of 2018, youngsters toppled one particular of the balancing rocks in Brimham Rocks, and the stone broke into pieces.
These weirdly shaped balancing rocks have been formed by wind and ice more than millions of years, but for some cause men and women identified it appropriate to ruin this beauty and piece of history. Apart from physically ruining the all-natural treasure, they also carve their names on these stones that appeared even just before the very first dinosaurs walked the earth.
What do you consider of the harm we do to our heritage? Do you consider there is a way to stop it and make men and women cherish our treasures?