October 7, 2011

Great Flood of Paris: History to Repeat?

John Pavlus, Fast Company


AP Photo

Did you know that in 1910, Paris got flooded so badly that it became, as one writer puts it, "a reluctant Venice, gondolas and all, virtually overnight"? Me neither, but this creepy video by Olivier Campagne and Vivien Balzi--which depicts a modern-day City of Light deluged and deserted--got me a-Googlin' to see if something similar had ever happened in real life.

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