Lightning tears up Parisian sky above the Eiffel Tower in beautifully colourful French flag storms
Lightning tears up the Parisian sky above the Eiffel Tower in beautifully colourful storms similar to the colours of the French flag.
The shocking photographs were captured by Bertrand Kulik, 38, who live a short distance away from the iconic monument in the capital city.
He was amazed by the rich electric blue, white and pink strikes that ripped through the early morning skies yesterday (WEDS).
The lightningtore around, occasionally ensnared and struck the 1,000ft tall landmark – the equivalent height of an 81-storey building – in ‘apocalyptic’ looking scenes.
Taken from under two miles away from the Eiffel Tower, the photographer says colours looked similar to the French flag and the rainfall left streets like ‘rivers’.
Bertrand, a professional violinist, said: “Colours depends of atmosphere.
“When it’s very wet lightningcan show purples and blues like that. When it’s drier white.
“Sometimes this night we can saw some blue stripes behind the Eiffel tower.
“With light pollution, it was like paintings with lots of colours.
“This night was gorgeous. The atmosphere was apocalyptic. The rain and the wind were extremely strong.
“When the atmosphere is wet we can see some pink and blue lightnings like that.
“I took lots of pictures, it was very intense between three o’clock and six o’clock.
“I took these pictures from my Parisian flat in the 15th District. I saw later that the rain was so strong there that some streets were like a river.
“I had to open my window to take the pictures, it was very difficult.”