Avenue Montaigne (Great Flood)

© Bibliothèque Nationale de France
FRA near Paris

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nwolpert published on 07/12/2016 7:23 p.m. :

In January 1910, the Seine rose 8m above the normal level. The water flooded the streets of Paris, for weeks the city offered a picture like in Venice. To be able to continue moving through the city, inhabitants used boats or hastily built wooden walkways, as here on the Avenue Montaigne.

Lena wrote on 07/13/2016 11:58 a.m. :

Das war damals sicher eine spannende Zeit. Eines meiner Lieblingsbilder bisher!

This was surely an exciting time. One of my favorite pictures so far!

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