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A Photo a Week Challenge : Unexpected

It was totally unexpected record breaking day. I was at Paris for business and my personal appointment was scheduled a few weeks ago. There’s no reason to change the day of rendez-vous except one crazy forecast. The French weather agency « Météo-France » was saying it would be going to be an exceptionally hot day. Indeed it might be true but nobody knows. 

The result was quite simple. It took 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7F) officially and a thermometer of the town read 47C (117F). 

42.6度という気温はさすがに厳しく、陽の光の当たるところを歩き続けるのは無謀すぎた。体重は1日で1.5kg減少。大きなペットボトル1本分の水分が体から抜けたことになる。

Station staffs handed free water out in the train station in order to avoid traveler’s heatstroke. 

A contribution to A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected by Nancy Merrill Photography.

9 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge : Unexpected”

  1. 溶けてしまいますね!でもこの一枚、光が透き通っていて素敵です。カメラ、変えられたのかなって思いました。

    1. さすがに47度はほんとに死ぬかもと思いました。
      で、必死になって炎天下を歩いて薬屋さんの表示が温度に変わる瞬間を待った訳ですが、案外冷静に両脇にガラスを入れて空との境界をなくしたり、夏っぽい人を入れたりして、夏の空気感を出してます。もちろん、光が少し赤く強烈なので、後からオーバー気味に補正もしてますが。

    1. Phoenix! I’ve never been there but I imagine it is likely hot. It was not so good for my health but so interesting.

      1. We were visiting for a family wedding. The day of the wedding was 115. We spent as little time outside as possible. Fortunately, there is no humidity in Arizona, so we didn’t have that aspect of the heat, but it was scorching.

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