As news of the terrible tragedy which befell the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris spread across the world, The New York Times newspaper apparently ended up making a blunder related to the building’s appearance, according to German radio station Deutschlandfunk.
According to the media outlet, the opening sequence of a video released by the newspaper clearly shows the Cologne Cathedral instead of the Notre-Dame de Paris, with many keen-eyed viewers – especially residents of Cologne – quickly noticing the gaffe, with one of them jokingly remarking that "for us Americans every cathedral looks the same".
So. Today on weird coincidences, I saw a video by The NY Times which had the cathedral in Cologne, Germany incorrectly depicted as being Notre Dame. Then I look up as I'm sitting on break and I see this: #Coincidence? #whatdoesthismean pic.twitter.com/BsKv11t3m3— Kristen Sandiego (@Kris10Audet) 16 апреля 2019 г.
On 15 April, a devastating fire erupted at the 856-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, inflicting considerable damage upon the famous landmark and causing the collapse of the cathedral's spire and two-thirds of its roof.
The blaze was fully extinguished by Tuesday morning, and French President Emmanuel Macron said that he wants the cathedral to be restored within five years.