People taking photos with their telephones during the mass in Notre-Dame Cathedral three days before the fire on April 15th 2019.

The last photo I took inside Notre-Dame Cathedral, on April 12th 2019, three days before the fire on Monday April 15th. I was entranced seeing visitors and tourists frantically taking photos with their smartphones during the Passiontide mass before Palm Sunday when the crucifixes were covered with purple velvet shrouds. For years I’ve been going to Notre-Dame several times a month and I had no idea that day would be last time I would see the inside of the church for the next five or ten years.

Photographs of Notre-Dame.