Monday, December 1, 2008

Venice under water


Speaking of Venice (see previous post, immediately below)... Venice is flooded. Highest level in twenty years. Almost all streets are under water.

Photo: Luigi Costantini, Associated Press. Accompanying paragraph-long description here. That's the Rialto Bridge you see.

4 comments:

afeatheradrift said...

It seems that the environmental disasters are visiting everywhere this year. I fear this will continue year after year now. It's not a pleasant sight to see given that Venice is precarious as it is. So sad, such history being swamped by water.

Doorman-Priest said...

It can only get worse in the long term. Visit while it is still there.

FranIAm said...

Oh my... oh my.

Caminante said...

I remember seeing all the photos of the flood in 1965 (?) and a beautiful cross in particular that was extensively damaged and how it eventually was restored.