Not a believer either but in terms of heritage Notre Dame is a world treasure, last night's events were terribly sad. I remember standing under the great dome of St Paul's in awe at the workmanship and splendour of the place. I remember visiting Westminster Abbey and walking by thousand year old tombs of Saxon Kings and Saints. I can't even begin to imagine the loss. Ironic really given that the custodians of Notre Dame had been crying out for restoration funds and now there have been hundreds of millions pledged to rebuild the place.