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Re: Floating hotel set to anchor in Seine

PortMoresby ·
I haven't booked my last night yet and looked but their website isn't up yet. I'm going to keep checking though. Wouldn't THAT be fun.
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Re: Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

PortMoresby ·
Well, now, am I disqualified from future participation in "Where in the World..."? I'd hate to have to cash out after an easy one like that. Tell me I can still play please.
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Re: Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

DrFumblefinger ·
I say Port Moresby can only play if he/she doesn't know where where in the world is. LOL.
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Re: Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

PortMoresby ·
I imagine this is a tough one to formulate - to make it possible to be guessed/known by someone but difficult enough to be fun. Maybe the balance for those who have gotten one right is to wait until the last day to post and then, as you say DrF, only if we don't know.
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Re: Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

DrFumblefinger ·
My inclination is that if some one knows, they shouldn't hold back, but post. Some will be easy, some will be tougher. But making the brain work is the fun part. PHeymont is sort of running these, as much as anyone runs anything here. We'll see what his take is.
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Re: Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

PHeymont ·
My answer would be that of course, PM can play...but if he's right too often, he'll have to start selecting and posting the new ones!
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High water, weather disrupt European river cruises

PHeymont ·
High water levels from heavy rainfall and spring snowmelt in the Alps has caused delays and changes in river cruises, including those on the Seine, Rhine and Danube. While serious, it's not as bad as the spring of 2013 when many port towns were...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 20, 2015: Les Canards en Seine

PHeymont ·
  You often hear how important it is to "get all your ducks in a row." Well, here they are, lined up on a chilly December morning in Paris. These three were taking their chances (or their leisure...I'm not a duckologist) in turbulent water just...
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August in France: Not so dead after all!

PHeymont ·
With August and the traditional French exodus to the beach just ahead, visitors might wonder just what there is to do in Paris, or in France generally. The truth is that while many stores and restaurants take extended vacations, many are open, and...
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Floating hotel set to anchor in Seine

PHeymont ·
Paris is about to get perhaps its most unusual hotel, floating in the Seine near the Quai d'Austerlitz in the eastern part of the city. Built in Normandy almost as if it were a ship, it will be towed into place within the next few weeks.   The...
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Sept. 24, 2016: Sunday afternoon on the Seine, Paris

PHeymont ·
Houseboats on the Seine, remembered by PHeymont
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Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

PHeymont ·
As reader Port Moresby guessed correctly, Gumbo’s Where in the World photo shows one of the cast-iron bridges crossing the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris—a popular attraction with a fascinating past, and familiar to millions through its movie...
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Impossible dream? Paris mayor wants Olympic swim in Seine

PHeymont ·
With France's bid for the 2024 Olympics pending, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hopes to have the river clean enough for Olympic swimming events.
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Paris flooding closes museums,

PHeymont ·
As the Seine continues to rise, Paris closes buildings near the river and moves artwork to higher ground. Evacuations may be ordered.
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Re: Paris flooding closes museums,

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm surprised the French haven't built a flood control channel to divert the waters of the Seine. Seems it would pay in the long run.
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Re: Paris flooding closes museums,

PHeymont ·
Actually, Paris has a flood control system, which has worked fairly effectively with the exception of two occasions: 1982, and now. Just after the catastrophic flood of 1910, and recognizing that winter flooding was a regular occurrence in the area, Paris built Les Grands Lacs (The Great Lakes) a series of reservoirs into which overflow is diverted. The canals around Paris also absorb some of the extra flow. There’s been discussion in recent years, after 1982, of other measures that could be...
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