A vintage postcard printed around 1910 shows the Gaudry street of Goussainville-Vieux Pays, 20 kms (12 miles) northern Paris. In 1972 the farming village of 144 homes found itself under the direct ... more 
A vintage postcard printed around 1910 shows the Gaudry street of Goussainville-Vieux Pays, 20 kms (12 miles) northern Paris. In 1972 the farming village of 144 homes found itself under the direct flight path of Roissy's Charles de Gaulle Airport when it opened. Residents started to abandon their homes, unable to endure the constant noise of the passenger planes flying overhead. Nowadays, only few families remain living in what has become almost a ghost village. REUTERS/Collection Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS less 
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Reuters | Photo By CHARLES PLATIAU / REUTERS
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 10:59 AM EDT