Video of the Day: The Flooding of Paris

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Imagine Paris subdued and submerged, the city reflected on itself in the wake of a natural disaster. This beautiful and unsettling short film, which we spotted over at Design You Trust, shows the City of Light — from the Louvre to the Centre Pompidou to the average narrow street corner — flooded and abandoned as the streetlights continue to flash unheeded and café awnings ripple in the breeze. The film, entitled “5:46 am” and created by Olivier Campagne & Vivien Balzi, is deftly done and strangely calming, though the world it imagines is one of a disaster we’d not like to see. Click through to see the short film and a few stills and let us know what you think in the comments.