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European preservationists see Notre-Dame fire as wake-up call for disaster vigilence

PARIS — It’s a thin line where the patina of age on Europe’s countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it’s not.


In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals, palaces and village spires that have turned France — as well as Italy, Britain and Spain — into open air museums of Western civilization.


https://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Preservationists-across-Europe-see-urgent-alert-13786111.php

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