As the world watches the terrible news from Haiti and fervently hopes that relief efforts can soon help the people dealing with this catastrophe, the City of Paris is marking The Great Flood of 1910.
The exhibition Paris inondé 1910 is at the Galerie des bibliothèques from 8 January to 28 March 2010.
Check out this link for more pictures http://saintsulpice.unblog.fr/2009/12/16/paris-inonde-en-1910-galerie-des-bibliotheques-paris-8-janvier-au-28-mars-2010/.
There is also a new book out that chronicles what happened, and it looks like it will be an interesting read.
The book is getting great reviews. One reviewer noted how the author, a history professor at Rhodes College (Memphis Tennessee USA), writes in detail about the causes of the flood and the physical destruction left in its wake. But perhaps the best part of the book, according to this review, are the parts where he also highlights the political, cultural and social context of the time. I am definitely buying this one, and perhaps we can discuss it in the blog. Here is a link if you want to buy the book Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910
Trust the French to find humor even in difficult times. (Be sure to look at her hat.)