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Here are 17 suggestions from architects for the roof and central tower of Notre Dame. I would like to see a conservative "re-make".
The church has burned or been rebuildt several times in the past, so after some doubt favour changing it a litttle to reflect the fact that it's a rebuild. A glass roof with a greenhouse under or made of stained glass would be nice, but I would like the center tower to look a lot like the one that was destroyed during the fire. That way the outline of the church won't change.What do you think?

https://www.boredpanda.com/notre-dame-c … gn=organic

The last suggestion has to be seen to be believed …..

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I'm a fan of modern architecture  and would hope they'd go
With a new design  but still keeping as much of the  old as
Possible.

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I think the tower that was destroyed should once again represent the crown of thorns, for the roof I think stained glass sounds good, I wonder if they could do stained glass solar panels? Never the less I would like some eco features added that are imperceptible and don't ruin the history and architecture of Notre damme

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There were some good eco ideas. The attic of the roof that burned down was called "the forrest" because of all the old wooden beams. Making the area a green house is a good echo of that. At least one architect suggested leaving the attic greenhouse open to the public, this way people can enjoy the trees and plants in the middle of the city and also enjoy the view. The new opera in Oslo has a roof that's buildt for people to walk on to. This is a very popular feauture and also members of the public who don't listen to opera like visiting the roof. Many bees lived on the roof and towers of the Notre Dame. Historically the honey was distruted among he poor. One architect suggested accomodateing the tower for bees and their nests. Since many worry about the population of bees globaly getting smaller, this will be a feature that points back and forward in time. I think my favourite is the first suggestion, but with a greenhouse. It's the same building, but modernized. In some of the other suggestions the roof and tower don't look like they belong to the rest of the church.

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We bought a second home up in the hillside on Cebu recently and Mrs CHB has left it to me to furnish so I’ve been busy getting furniture etc. I’m transferring my man cave from Mactan to the new house as I can have a bigger room for it and I found this yesterday. It’s a magazine that my dad bought me in 1964 and it’s still in almost new condition (I always bag and board paper goods to lessen the ageing effects). It’s called Bond In Focus and has some really good pictures and some basic text. The covers and a few internal pages are below.


https://i.postimg.cc/tsbKhzVR/05-CA8808-14-DE-49-F2-B643-1905-AACC104-E.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/8sJgDcSG/09-B6-DA87-7-BC4-4-CAC-A962-A7-FE9-A4-DF624.jpg

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https://i.postimg.cc/Lh6hVzLT/F90996-AB-7146-4-AD4-A4-F3-EA4448-B7333-C.jpg

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That's brilliant - looks like it's the first three films!

Great colour, back then I thought most of it got printed in black and white...

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Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Remind you of anyone  ajb007/biggrin


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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

Now, who could you be talking about?

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ajb007/mad

One strike for both of you comedians  ajb007/mad

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We’re going to the Cebu Mangoes Festival this weekend. There will be street dancing, lots of mango inspired goodies and of course lovely juicy mangoes - looking forward to being underneath the mango tree  ajb007/biggrin

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Have a nice time CHB, Barbel should go to something like that, he gets his mangos and coconuts mixed up, do it's all mannuts and cocogos with him!

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Queues on Everest! So I'll assume those were all British climbers
"after you old boy"
"are you sure?"
"I insist you summit first"
"jolly decent of you old chum"
Only to find some German climber went to the summit in the middle of the night and put his beach towel down on it!

Seriously though this is ridiculous and added another 3 dead bodies on Everest, they died waiting in line to get to the summit.
https://i.postimg.cc/t195XPXg/20190525-062356.jpg

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Chriscoop wrote:

Have a nice time CHB, Barbel should go to something like that, he gets his mangos and coconuts mixed up, do it's all mannuts and cocogos with him!

ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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A pic of some nice mangoes from the festival  ajb007/wink


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Not coconuts, then?  ajb007/embarrassed

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We should start work in the AJB science labs to make a hybrid .....
( although, what do we know about electric cars )  ajb007/wink
http://www.scientastica.com/0013tomacco.html
Tomacco,

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AJB members making hybrids ….. what could possibly go wrong?

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The future for Mankind .......

https://i.postimg.cc/8sSsRN0g/4-19.png

Half man, Half machine .......... All clumsy !  ajb007/wink

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Here are some real names for real people, at least according to another forum I sometimes visit:

- Dr. Gay Hitler ( son of George Washington Hitler)
- Richard "Dick" Head
- Norman Conquest
- Will Hurt
- Hans Karl von Diebitsch.
- Police Constable Rob Banks
- Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff Sr. (actually a shortened version of his full name)
- Thomas Crapper, Victorian manufacturer of WCs and inventor of the floating ballcock.
- Tiny Cox (member of the Dutch Parliament)

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I am sure that everybody has seen the pics from the human traffic line on Mt. Everest.

I‘ve read an interesting interview with a German tour operator, who is organizing Mt. Everest trips and was summiting in 2017 for the last time.

He says, that there are several reasons for these congestions:

1. He says, there are too many people there who should not be there.
He says, that he has seen people who could not put on their boots without the help of their Sherpas. This year, there was a pic of someone who put on his helmet the wrong way round.
He says, that these people are holding off all others then on the top.

2. He says that most of the expeditions save money on weather data. They all rely on the same sources and watch each other and so, if the weather is good, everybody goes up at the same time.
He pays a lot of money on alternative weather data and he has been alone on the summit for one hour in 2017.

3. He has stopped doing tours on the South Col because there are too many people on that route.
He‘s now using the more difficult but less crowded North Col Route.

He also told the story of 2 Drs who approached him after summiting Kilimanjaro. They wanted to summit Mt. Everest. He told them that they will need 3-4 years of preparations but they wanted to do in 1 year.
They booked with another company and one of them died last year on Everest.

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People should be required to take physical tests and document mountaineering experience before being eligble to climb the Everest. Then there should be some kind of lottery to limit the numbers even further. Nowadays it looks like too may are millionaires past their prime who wants to prove their manhood.

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People dying due to their own hubris and incompetence, with the local government economically incentivized to look the other way?  In today's world?  Never!  ajb007/amazed   ajb007/rolleyes

Hilly...you old devil!

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11 dead now  ajb007/rolleyes

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I watched the programme were Ant Middleton, the SBS guy, did Everest and he nearly got himself in a whole heap of trouble because they got stuck behind someone who was struggling. You can't move past someone who isn't moving.

He was very angry at the amount of people allowed to climb and bitterly complained that people were not prepared for it and weren't fit enough. Ben Fogle wrote an article saying the same thing.

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My good friend and neighbour from Germany bought me back a bottle of Monkey 47 gin from his recent visit back home to Coburg. I have never heard of this brand so has anyone here tried it and can suggest a good mix to make a cocktail?  ajb007/martini

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