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No. 273: Spectacular Lightning

Lightning strikes the top and to the side of the Eiffel Tower in Paris Photo: BERTRAND KULIK/CATERS

Lightning strikes the top and to the side of the Eiffel Tower in Paris Photo: BERTRAND KULIK/CATERS

We have had two crazy storm here in Paris over the last few nights. I was too chicken to go outside and photograph them, and the photos I took from my windows did not do the storms justice, so I grabbed this gorgeous picture off of google images (source: BERTRAND KULIK/CATERS).

I am a sucker for thunder and lightning storms. I love them and I fear them, and these past two nights have been spectacular–with snarling roars and jagged streaks striking the tip of my beloved tower.

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  1. Good that you stayed indoors, it’s actually scary..have seen lines of street light getting struck and blowing by lightning here in Delhi / India on 30th May. All said this actually is a very good captured picture 🙂

    June 10, 2014
    • I was really tempted to go outside last night, when the second round of storms swept through, but came to my senses! I’d love to take a picture like this someday though. Thank you for the comment.

      June 10, 2014
      • looking forward to that click 🙂

        June 10, 2014
  2. It was indeed pretty wild though I don’t think it was as bad last night as the night before or at least I didn’t hear it as much…must have been sleeping better. On the news, I was shocked by the damages the storm did around Paris. (Suzanne)

    June 10, 2014
    • My daughter got caught in the storm walking home sans parapluie. She was soaked to the bone and a little frazzled. I was surprised by the news of the damage this morning too. What I’ve seen of the 7e so far doesn’t look too bad, just a lot of small branches, leaves and flower pots scattered about.

      June 10, 2014
  3. Better to be safe than sorry, as the saying goes… Great photo!

    June 10, 2014
  4. I remember camping in a steep sided valley in Morocco, we had simultaneous thunder, lightening and torrential rain. Our guide was worried that the storm would bring down boulders, I was more worried that I urgently needed to pee! The following morning we had to wait for about three hours for the river to go down enough to get our mules across. Now THAT was a storm!

    June 10, 2014

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