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  7. mudwerks:

    good morning…

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  8. msbehavoyeur:

    The Tropics of Beverly Hills ~ vintage match book cover.  via

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  9. always-fair-weather:

    Gene Kelly for Crest of the Wave (1954)

    Crest of the Wave is the original British title of Seagulls over Sorrento, filmed at MGM’s Elstree facilities in 1953 and released stateside one year later.

    Based on a popular play by Hugh Hastings, the story concentrates on a group of British and American naval personnel, stationed on a Scottish island. The men are engaged on a top-secret project involving a revolutionary—and highly volatile—new torpedo.

    The British officers resent the intrusion of American scientist Bradville (Gene Kelly), while the Yank sailors can’t seem to get along with their English counterparts.

    Tension mounts from the outset when the first test of the weapon fails, killing several men. After a second test likewise proves disastrous, the urgency to succeed the third time round becomes even more crucial.

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  10. La Crue de la Seine, Janvier 1910, Ce qui reste du quai de Grenelle

    In late January 1910, following months of high rainfall, the Seine River flooded Paris when water pushed upwards from overflowing sewers and subway tunnels, and seeped into basements through fully saturated soil. The waters did not overflow the river’s banks within the city, but flooded Paris through tunnels, sewers, and drains.

    Once water invaded the Gare d’Orsay rail terminal, its tracks soon sat under more than a metre of water. To continue moving throughout the city, residents traveled by boat or across a series of wooden walkways built by government engineers and by Parisians themselves.

    On 28 January the water reached its maximum height at 8.62 metres (28.28 feet), some 6 m above its normal level.

    The water got to its highest after 10 days and after 35 days the water was gone completely.

    1910 Great Flood of Paris

     
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