Dramatic photographs of Paris floods

My friend Claire Mercier sent me these photographs of the flooding in paris this past week.    They are dramatic and at the same time quite beautiful.

It’s not often that we see the magnificent city of Paris in this way.

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33 thoughts on “Dramatic photographs of Paris floods

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Indeed….As we know, extreme weather events are happening worldwide…..as far as I am concerned it’s to do with human greed! My friends, Claire and Philippe drove me from Nantes to Paris – almost four hours – and it rained non stop…..and it was as cool as it has been here…most unusual for France at this time of the year. Thanks, Tish…hope you enjoy the sunshine today. Janet:)

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Indeed….this is a very alarming situation….one that is being replicated in many other places. Quite a few smaller communities close to Paris have suffered terribly. Thank you so much for your comment…janet:)

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      My friends are safe, but there are communities around Paris which have been so badly hit that people are without homes and power….The extreme weather events continue. Janet.

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  1. bhdutton

    Thank you for passing on these photos! As I was just in Paris, I was finding it difficult to envision what the flood was doing there… water is truly a powerful force.

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Hi Bonnie….yes, it’s hard to believe that this has happened. When Claire, Philippe and I drove up from Nantes (a four hour drive) it rained for the whole time….and when we woke up the next morning in Le Pecq it was still pouring down…..We were so fortunate with the weather. Will be writing a blog about Port-En-Bessin this week. janet.

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  2. Teagan Geneviene

    Wow… those are amazing photos, Janet. Various parts of the US have had bad flooding too. There has been so much rain in DC this spring… I’m honestly surprised there haven’t been power outages from trees falling over. That actually happens sometimes. The root systems get so saturated with water that the soil is so weakened that huge trees topple. Thankfully that hasn’t happened this year. Sending good thoughts to Paris. Hummingbird hugs!

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      My friends took these photographs and I think they are superb. These extreme weather events are happening all over the place….last year we had terrible flooding in the UK…..I can well imagine that trees would not be able to survive with such rain….We tend to take so much for granted, when in fact Mother Nature has the real control. Here’s to magical hummingbirds all around. Janet. xxx

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  3. snowbird

    The pictures are beautiful but terrifying too. I have been watching the floods in Paris, such a stunning city, a real shame and frightening for the locals.xxx

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  4. Vicki Snaddon

    Fantastic photos from Claire.

    Do you have a face book Janet….if so, do check out pooks hill lodge. We want to tempt you here.

    Vicki

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    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning dear Vicki…..I am on FB and will check you out in just a minute. I do so hope to get to Pooks Hill Lodge…..HOpe all your travels went well after Portugal and that you are now safely home with the magical hummingbirds. Janet. xx

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  5. Jet Eliot

    Wow, are these photos ever spectacular, Janet! How nice of your friend to share them. I had read that for days the Louvre was closed, so busy they were with relocating the art to safer heights. I am glad the floods have receded, and I hope things are back to normal soon in Paris. Thanks for sharing these.

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  6. Mary

    Wow how dramatic and devastating, and yet as you said beautiful at the same time. Years ago my sister lived across the way from the Eiffel Tower, her area of the city was hit hard.

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