Friday, April 26, 2019

The secretive society of master craftspeople tasked with repairing Notre Dame

Via Billy

Sparks and flames are seen through a destroyed stained glass window as the Notre Dame Cathedral burns in Paris, France, April 15, 2019.

When the world’s most delicate historic sites need expert attention, it’s often the same group at the end of the line: the Compagnons du Devoir.

In 1984, when the Statue of Liberty got a new torch. In 1990, to fix the stately hurricane-damaged homes of Charleston, South Carolina. And now, with its roof in ashy tatters, Notre Dame du Paris.

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