Eek, Venice Under Water!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Have you heard that the beautiful lagoon city is flooded since yesterday? Supposedly it is a 'norm' there and Venetians just go on with their day as usual but instead of loafers or brogues they brace the high waters in rubber boots or head to toe rain suits. They open their shops, go for a swim or even water run like nobody's business.

Btw: According to this British newspaper, in recent years Venice gets flooded about 4 to 5 times a year. Crazy, isn’t it?

Have you been to Venice before? xo

P.S: Also, Venice of the Netherlands.
P.P.S: Plus, after dark:)

(via Sky News. Photos by L. Costantini via Guardian & Telegraph)

24 comments:

Rachel @ Existation said...

Wow, that's crazy! I went to Venice with my family right after I graduated from high school, and I LOVED it. It was blazing hot and humid, and it was really strange to not encounter a single motorized vehicle the entire time we were there. It'd be super interesting to experience it when it's flooded!

Chloe Moon said...

o.O That's crazy!! I was going to say did Hurricane Sandy that hit the eastern US coast 2 weeks ago make a pit stop for gelato?!?!?! =P

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Kristina said...

Aqua Alta! Great pictures - would love to experience Venice when it looks like this... Once can only hope that the whole city won't drown one day, way too pretty for that!! x

Marisa Seguin said...

I've always wanted to visit Venice when it's flooded! These pictures are great!

Diana Mieczan said...

Rachel, I agree! It would be really interesting to experience the city when it's flooded. Venice is one of my favourite cities.

Patricia Villamil said...

I never knew this was so common! WOW, I wonder if that water smells?

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh Kristina, it would be such a shame, wouldn't it? But I just read that from next year, they will have those special moveable barriers that will rise from the sea bed to protect the city from flooding. Hope it will work well!

Diana Mieczan said...

Patricia, I don't think it smells but I am not sure.

Christianna said...

Waoh, that is so crazy! I think I could dig that!

Alexa said...

Okay these photos are insane. I love how the Italians are just like "Whatever, our city is flooded...carry on."

tutusandtea said...

This is craziness! I've never heard of such a calm way of embracing weather's power... What a cool post.. Venice is certainly on my dream list :)

Polly Rowan said...

Oh wow I can't get over that flooded shop with people still shopping! It must get so dirty :S
I haven't been to Venice but I'd love to go so much! So romantic x

kishipsa said...

Wow, really great pictures :D
And I've been to Venice but it was soooo sunny then :)

Ana Degenaar said...

Wow! This is nuts! Love it how people take the best of it though.

Diana Mieczan said...

Alexa, me too. They seem totally unfazed by the flooding. I LOVE that.

Diana Mieczan said...

tutusandtea, glad that you like it:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Polly, it's a very romantic place and their little alleys are made for stolen smooches:)

Chrissy said...

What? I had no idea. Thought it was a joke when clicking over. Haha, I can't even imagine the dirt that must be in the stores after the water descends. Crazy Italy...lol!

Laura Bear said...

Eeek! That is amazing. I had no idea.
Sigh, someday I would love to go and steal alley smooches! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Laura:)

meenal@ maison marigoldl said...

Isn't it amazing how the people in Venice embrace this flooding every year! I was in Venice in June this year..to see all those places submerged is pretty cool..though I'm note sure if I'd want to be there right now! thanks for this really cool post! xx meenal

Relydesign said...

I love Venice.. luckily i was never there during these floods or "Acqua alta" that's how we called them in Italian. I talked once with a Venetian about these floods and she told me that they know which areas are the worst so they chose other paths..for them it seems not a big deal :D but if it happens when u are on vacation it's quite annoying!

Diana Mieczan said...

How interesting, Relydesign:)

Diana Mieczan said...

My pleasure, meenal

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