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Apr. 17, 2019 #22-107 PB1
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Fire ravages the Notre Dame Cathedral in a photo taken by Gracie Bigler, a Rochester artist studying in Paris.

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Rochester artist visits Cathedral hours before fire

By John Molseed
jmolseed@postbulletin.com


When Gracie Bigler arrived in Paris on Monday, she found the sunbathed city colorful and vibrant. On Tuesday, gray clouds and misty rain seemed to match the mood of the city, she said.

Hours before a fire toppled the spire and roof of the 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, Bigler, a Rochester native and artist, toured the building and some of the artwork housed there.

“It’s magical to be in there,” Bigler said.

The colors of the stained glass were in hues she hadn’t seen ...

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