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December 27, 2010

When the Seine River Overflows...

According to the government agency Vigicrues, the Seine River overflows since the
2nd week of December
and exceeds of 3.78 m today, flooding the banks of the capital.

[Slideshow on Libération]

Once again, happily, we are far from the great flood of 1910, when
the
Zouave du Pont de l'Alma was submerged up to its shoulders.

One hundred years have passed since then and the chances for a
similar flood happening again are taken very seriously
.






The virtual exhibition "1910-Paris flooded"
brings together exceptional documents
[
photos, postcards, posters, newspapers,
advertisements,
etc.] from the History Library
of the City of Paris as well as from the agency
Roger
-Viollet.
[clich on images to see all docs].

At the origin of
the flooding, heavy rainfalls since summer 1909 and later snow, triggering
the floods of the Seine and its tributaries. These floods affected the Paris region, then the
capital
from 21 to 28 January 1910.
The Seine River finally reached 8.50 m above the level 0 of La Tournelle Bridge.



[notremaxnational]
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December 23, 2010

It's the fault of Meteo-France !

So said the French PM on December 8th,
when
panic gripped motorists after a 15 cm
snowfall
.



Today is the yellow G@tto who complains about not seeing any snow storm in Paris,
however
announced by last week's weather forecasts !


Now, seriously, is this what you call "snow"?

Is it serious a snowfall that lasts only 2 hours, with 2° or 3°C ?

I WANT A WHITE CHRISTMAS OR NO CHRISTMAS AT ALL !
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December 18, 2010

Tanc, well bonded on Le Mur until 2011.


Le M.U.R. - # 86 TANC - December 18/2010
After a one-day passage last May, Tanc is back on the Oberkampf wall and there
he will remain until next year...

... while Teurk goes with panache !

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December 17, 2010

Holy Xmas and the epitome of feline sensibility

Any cat lover knows how much his creature, as Simon's cat, is sensitive to human
traditions
...

[simonscat]

Simon's C@t official site.
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December 14, 2010

Berlusconi, a Sunset with no End?

This wax statue with reptilian eyes - one might think
ready for Madame Tussaud - yet resisted once more
in a country where many have sold their soul to the
devil
.
Today was the 'voto di fiducia' day and, yes, the fools
and the Faust-like gave it to him.



Italian menu of December 14, 2010, in Rome :
- morning, peaceful protest of university students
- afternoon, Black blocs attack the police
and it is the
guerrilla in central Rome.

... ma il Berlusco ottiene la fiducia, per 3 voti in più !


Through the looking glass of today's international Press...








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December 09, 2010

Fantastic snowfall over Paris on December 8/2010

From late morning until late afternoon, the snow covered Paris...
causing of course many problems to motor traffic but...
... turning some of the city's parks and streets in fabulous s
kiable slopes
.


- Above, G@tto's Griset spot,
- Below,
Benji's iPhone photos
taken along the Vincennes racecourse fields.



But if it didn't last long, alas, in my fief...


... things were very different on some Paris heights !
Have a look at this freeride happening on the Buttes Chaumont gardens, tonight..
.

[Enjoy the article[fr] and the slideshow on SkipassMagazine]

And the Butte Montmartre, then ?
... transformed by snow in a fairy alpine village !



Waiting now for the next episode, winter is still young !
. . .

December 03, 2010

Teurk pasted himself on le M.U.R. Ober...


Le M.U.R. # 85 - Teurk - December 2/2010

. . .

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