2.6.16

It has been raining...


It has been raining - in Paris, around Paris - for a number of days. The Zouave statue on the Pont de l’Alma serves as some kind of measuring instrument for the Seine water level. When his feet get wet, normally the streets and footpaths by the embankments have to be closed. We can see that that level yesterday (June 1) had been more than reached… and an even higher level is expected in the coming days – I may go back for more photos. Yesterday’s level meant however that all river traffic was stopped…

… with a few exceptions.


Here are some general views...





… and some views of people, abandoned cars and motorbikes. 


8 comments:

Nadege said...

I have seen photos of the inundations in the Yonne and Nievre... Crazy! And in Ca and South Africa, we have a horrible drought.

Thérèse said...

Très belles photos qui permettent de bien prendre conscience de la circulation sur la Seine et de compléter l'information.

claude said...

C'est la cata dans beaucoup d'endroits. J'ai connu une crue à Paris quand j'étais môme en 1955, le Zouave avait de l'eau jusqu'à la taille. Je n'aime pas voir Paris comme ça et ailleurs non plus d'ailleurs. C'est traumatisant pour les gens qui vivent ça.

Anonymous said...

Impressionnant et inquiétant. Les habitants des péniches doivent avoir peur de voir leur bateau passer sur le quai...On croise les doigts pour que ça se calme.
michèle

Anonymous said...

This is heartbreaking, M. Peter! I worry about all that water...
Thanks for the update and the photos.
Maria

Creamcheese said...

"Pluie pluie disparaître de revenir un autre jour."
Great shots Peter... hope Musee du Louvre saves all those gems they have hidden away in the basement!

Lorraine said...


Again I pray for Paris. Thank you for the photos.

Studio at the Farm said...

Peter, your photos are rather frightening! ... Paris almost under water??? I hope you are safe and dry, and Paris returns to normal soon.
Kathryn