The Contemporary Revenge on Notre Dame’s Greatness

The critical doctor warns of the planned desecration of the interior of the awe-inspiring Notre Dame cathedral at the hands of French bureaucrats and their tasteless accomplices among modernist architects.

All contemporary French public buildings are monstrosities, from the Opéra Bastille and the Ministry of Finance in Paris to the Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes. The more that is spent on them, the worse they get. They almost always desecrate their surroundings, as if their architects wanted to take their revenge on previous ages, as mediocrity revenges itself on genius.

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