One of the premier events connected with the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is the annual Parade of Wonders in downtown Calgary, featuring some of the big names attending the show and a gaggle of cosplayers in full costume. Also at this year’s parade, which took place last Friday, was Batman with his Batmobile and a fully kitted-out DeLorean (above) from Back to the Future — without the flux capacitor, it seems.
It was so disheartening to watch the news today and learn of the fire that engulfed the roof at Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral. If there’s any good news to be had, it appears much of the structure remains intact and many of the historic artifacts and artwork were saved from the blaze.
I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the church in September 2012, as millions of visitors did yearly until today. I did not get the chance to scamper up to the top for a city view — next time, I thought then. With hope, this grand place of worship and one of Paris’s jewels will be rebuilt and reopen with renewed splendour.