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Taking Taxi from hole in Paris street
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Photograph shows a taxi being pulled from a collapsed section of Rue St. Augustin in Paris, after a heavy rainstorm on June 15, 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011 and New York Times, June 16 and 20, 1914)
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Source: Flickr Commons
so.. you can take a taxi to the subway?
In Memoriam: Wystan
Taxi Zum Klo?
This appears to be the cab in which chauffeur Pierre Clop and his female passenger, Mme. Lavolti, were killed when his taxicab fell into a hole on the Rue St. Augustin. The incident occured during a three-hour storm "of phenomenal violence" on the night of Monday, June 15, 1914. Eyewitnesses saw the hand of a woman waving from one of the windows of the cab before it was covered by an avalanche of loose earth. Fourteen people died during the storm as sections of streets collapsed in several parts of the city. Seven thousand cab drivers attended Clop's funeral on Friday, June 19. According to the papers, "Further subsidences occur daily, the latest, 200 feet long and 10 feet wide, being in Rue Moncey." References: New York Times, June 16, 1914 New York Times, June 20, 1914 et al.
Mobil zaman dulu masih ada gak ya???
Ryan (LOC P&P)
Thanks technogeo for uncovering the information about this catastrophe. We'll add the information about the event and the date to the record the next time we update.