Mummy and I went to see the Pont de l’Alma that crosses the Seine River in Paris, France. At the base of one of the stone pillars is a statue called “The Zouave.” Way back in the day, the people of Paris would use this statue as a measuring device to determine water levels in times of flooding on the Seine River!!! When the water would reach the level of his FOOT, the footpaths by the river were closed and when it reached the level of his THIGHS, the river was unnavigable. In 1910, the river actually reached the level of his shoulders… OH MY!!! All I can tell you is that I don’t like water to touch ANY PART OF ME!!! So I feel sorry for poor Zouave!
(June 2016 picture from Wikipedia)