Saturday, January 23, 2010

Life continues

Another view of the Eiffel Tower during the floods of January 1910, but the main subject is the steam train making its way through the water…

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Paris 1910

One hundred years ago this month Paris was flooded. There were plenty of postcards depicting the event which caused a lot of damage, but what is more interesting is the back of the postcards. Ordinary people telling their friends in other parts of the country that they were safe. Can you imagine the state of the water which invaded people’s homes? The smell?

Just one of the streets that were flooded

The railway station at Orsay resembled a swimming pool.

The Navy was even called in to help

The Eiffel tower contemplating its refection

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy new Year

We had snow for a few minutes this morning - not enough for a snowball. I hope that you are warm and safe wherever you are.