When you are strolling the alleys of Paris, you might come across these markings in green, titled “Crue Janvier 1910”. These mark the level of the water during the great flood of Seine in the year 1910. “Crue” in French translates to flood. But please do not pronounce it as “croo”. The pronunciation is more complicated (or sophisticated depending on your view).

To give a visual perspective on how the water was, I have another picture showing the level of the street. During the flood, the people had to swim or use boats to travel in Paris.Picture 014Picture 015

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