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Strolling Along The Flooded Seine

June 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments

When Patrick and I decided to take a walk along the Seine this past weekend, we weren’t the only ones who wanted to see how high the Seine had risen. Half of Paris was out taking photos.

People standing on the Pont au Double.

Pont d'Alma_opt
And watching le Zouave du pont de l’Alma.

Bridge after bridge, there were people looking at the river. The last time it had flooded was in 1982. I remember going to a party on a péniche back then and the only way to get there was to take a small boat from the quai to get on board.

zouave too_opt

Still, flooding this year and and the one 34 years ago were nothing in comparison to the Great Flood of 1910.

Traffic signs almost immersed in water.

Why is everyone on the other side of the bridge?

Patrick was more interested in things being sold by the bouquiniste.

Do they need a boat to get to the boat? I think so.

Those weeping willows and other trees used to be above ground…

Ile de la Cite
…like this.

In all the years I’ve lived in Paris, I can’t remember a crazier year as far as the weather goes. We went from winter to summer without spring. You have to feel for the tourists who’ve come these past few months imagining springlike weather only to find it cold and raining day after day.

I wonder how long before I can sit under that lamppost again?

The sun trying to peak out and the Eiffel Tower barely visible in the background.

All during our stroll and taking photos, it was gray and cloudy, not the best scenario for snapping pictures. Then when we were leaving to go have a drink at one of our favorite cafés, wouldn’t you know it, the sun decided to make an appearance.


Maya Muses: I wasn’t about to go back and snap more photos, not when it was time to sit and have a before dinner drink. I know where my priorities lie.

Photo Credits: Personal Photos, le Zouave, and le Zouave 1910.

Tags: In The News · Is Anyone Listening? · Paris - Paname · Travel

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 AJ Blythe // Jun 8, 2016 at 1:06 am

    And we just went from summer to winter without autumn! Our rivers are also flooded at the moment, although they haven’t risen quite so much. Difference is, flooding here in Oz happens a lot more often than what you say it does in France.

    Regardless, sounds like you have your priorities in order =)

  • 2 Lynn // Jun 10, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Hi AJ, it seems the weather has gone a bit crazy everywhere, but happy hour is happy hour. Lol. Thanks for stopping by.

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