Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Post Meridiem: L'Inondation de Paris (The Flooding of Paris)...

The annual flooding of the Seine during winter goes back hundreds of years. The most well-known occurrence being in 1910 when the river was 20 feet (8.62 meters) higher than normal. This year, the flooding came early and at 3.91 metres was one of the higher floods Paris has had. Thankfully, it caused little more disruption than the closing of the berges (quayside road, in this case the Voie Georges Pompidou) and has since subsided. I give you Paris Plage (literally!)...






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