Macron’s wife wanted ‘phallus and golden balls’ for Notre Dame – ex-minister – RT World News
French politician Roselyn Bachelot says the president was also looking for a “modern architectural gesture.”
France’s first lady Brigitte Macron proposed to make the spectacular ceiling of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris look like golden male genitalia after a fire in 2019, former culture minister Roselyn Bachelot said in her memoir. 682 days is a ball of hypocrites,” published on Thursday.
Days after President Emmanuel Macron’s administration condemned his decision to rebuild the roof of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral as a replica of the old cathedral, Bachelet was having lunch with the president’s wife when the first lady showed him “the design is topped with a vertical phallus-like design surrounded by golden spheres“, he opens the book.
The politician’s reaction was not included in an excerpt of the 682-page story posted on social media on Thursday.
Bachelot insisted that this should happen from the beginning of the discussions about rebuilding the spire.Made in accordance with the Venice Convention“, he wrote. This angered the president who wantedmodern architectural movement“, believes that the spire was not part of the original Notre Dame Cathedral.
“Elysée dreams of an architectural movement and accuses me of doing it the way I want“, he wrote, defending his choice with the administration and saying that he finally won.
Macron’s X vision for the spire restoration wasn’t the only surprise. British architect Lord Foster of the Thames Bank “a very thin needle touching the sky cloudsand others wanted to build it all out of glass or crystal, or cover it with a greenhouse and a beehive, or add a laser.
As Minister of Culture, Bachelot was responsible for overseeing the renovation of the medieval monument, which was badly damaged in a mysterious fire in 2019. In July 2020, he confirmed despite the president’s statement “in the days after the fire.”competition“request design for replacement”,a broad consensus emerged to rebuild the spire in the same way.”
French authorities hope to reopen Notre-Dame in 2024 and finish the restoration next year. The interior has been partially restored and construction on the roof and spire is expected to begin this year.
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