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Seine swells higher, keeping Paris on alert


© AFP / by Jacques KLOPP | All boat traffic on the Seine in Paris and upstream has been stopped

PARIS (AFP) – The swollen Seine rose even higher on Sunday, keeping Paris on alert, though forecasters said the flooding should peak by the end of the day.The river had risen 11 centimetres (4.3 inches) in 24 hours by Saturday evening, more than four metres above its normal height, causing headaches for commuters as well as people living near its overflowing banks. 430 more words

Paris braces for peak flooding as Seine rises

Water levels in the Seine River have kept on rising, endangering basements and tunnels in the French capital. The famed Louvre has closed its bottom floor as a precaution, and transport has been disrupted. 421 more words

What's that cover photo?

Well it’s taken me long enough to finally get back and get round to working out what on earth is going on with my computer, life and degree! 368 more words

John Martin

Instagram's most popular cities, locations and hashtags of 2017

What is the point of travelling the world if you can’t share it – or boast about it- with desk-bound friends back home?

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing platform, has become a fan favourite among travellers, who often post wanderlust-inducing photos from their worldly adventures to remind loved ones they’re on vacation – and very… 503 more words


A Monk's Chronicle: 4 December 2017 -- Andrew: A Patron Whose Time Has Come

Andrew:  A Patron Whose Time Has Come

I’ve never been one of those monks who love to bolt out of church as soon as is decently possible.   1,045 more words

Abu Dhabi just opened their Louvre museum

Το δικό του Λούβρο διαθέτει πλέον το Άμπου Ντάμπι. Χτισμένο πάνω στο τεχνητό νησί Σαντιγιάτ, το νέο μουσείο περιλαμβάνει 55 μικρά κτίρια που συνδέονται με διαδρόμους και σοκάκια.

Βρίσκεται το μισό στη γη και το μισό στο νερό, ενώ την κορυφή του κοσμεί ένας τεράστιος τρούλος.


Airbnb Imposes 120-Day Rental Limit in Paris—Of Course the French Are Unimpressed

If you are going to Paris for a travel abroad college program, vacation or work trip, and plan to find an accent-rich Parisian home on Airbnb, you may have a hard time finding hosts, because Airbnb just announced a new rule limiting rentals to 120 days a year in certain areas in Paris,  335 more words