Paris underwater

Rain.

I know all about rain–I’m from Seattle. I know about storms and floods–in western Washington State they’re not exactly unheard of. But even though there’s water everywhere around Seattle, it doesn’t have a river running right through the  middle of town.

Paris does.

And after what has felt like a continuous deluge over the last week, that river is running high–higher than it has since 1982. The Louvre and the Orsay are closed today, moving their artwork out of basement storage. The RER C, which runs along the Seine, isn’t running now. Roads along the river are underwater. All this and strikes all over the country (but that’s another story)!

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See those trees? They run along a road just above–er, now below–the Seine near our apartment. Yeah, that road is closed today.

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And there’s where the road reemerges.

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You’ll need to use a dinghy to get to your houseboat.

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Message in a bottle?

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The menu boards outside Le Maxim’s aren’t exactly legible anymore…

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The Zouave statue indicates how bad the flooding is. In 1910, the water got up to his shoulders!

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Another view of the statue.

 

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