Seine Flooded in Paris
Late this afternoon we crossed the Pont Marie, in the center of Paris, to see the flooding resulting from rainfall in the last couple of weeks; it is apparently forecast to peak this Saturday (in four days). The main image is a panorama looking downstream; the area between the embankment and the boats on the left is normally a two-laned expressway; the extra looks upstream directly on the east side of the bridge (I've marked the map in the middle :).
Our outing with our friends Nine and Didier (see yesterday) took us to the area of the Butte aux Cailles not far from our apartment, and then to a wonderful free exhibition at the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall), Nuits Parisiennes. We always attend at least one of these exhibitions each winter; they are always high-quality.