You might have wondered at times what all end up at a canal's bottom after 15 years!
The Saint-Martin Canal in Paris was drained for cleaning purposes. The last time the operation was carried out was in 2001. The photos nicely show what all remains on a canal's bottom when it isn't cleaned since long.
According to The Guardian's report, the project which began on Jan. 4 will be continuing for three months.
Many fascinating things were found by the workers.
Throwing trash and garbage into water bodies only add up to their pollution. We shouldn't forget that all this is extremely harmful to the marine life and at the end it's some people among us who end up cleaning these. This is tough.
Lifting that whole thing would have been quite tough.
They gently carried the fish to safety where the fishes were identified, weighed and accounted upon.
This traffic cone was one of them.
How blindly we dump garbage into the water!
Too many bicycles were found alongwith full-on bikes.
Maybe after an amazing party people just threw unwanted chairs.
Damaged office chairs which were of no use were thrown into the river.
Once a very important item, now in ruins.
You can see broken bottles as well. This obviously proves that the canal's location is somewhere near a popular hangout spot.