Venice under water....




I am sad to see one of the cities on my top five "must travel to soon list" under water. I guess it has been the worst flood in 20+ years. Ah... Venice... I hope you dry up soon. See more surreal photos here. (via v.)

18 comments:

Jill said...

wow, that is crazy. those poor shop owners. thanks for sharing.

L.J.T. said...

and to think I was standing right there only 3 months ago. I wonder how the shops keep the water out.

Joanna Goddard said...

that is so crazy! and ljt, the shops actually *don't* keep water out -- some of the photos in the boston globe show the shopkeeper sitting on tables so their feet don't get wet!

christine said...

all I can think of is wonderful Cafe Florian all wet!!!

sylvesterandmama said...

that is crazy!! what a shame...

Sam said...

Venice! I've been there 5 times - can't get enough of it - it's a real shame nothing is being done to stop the water rising/city sinking.

Great piccies though!

Caroline said...

Oh dear : / I do hope it doesn't sink before I can visit.

WendyB said...

Not a good city for shoe lovers, that's for sure.

thrilled by the thought said...

There is something so strange and fascinating about seeing photos of cities under water. Sad sad sad.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Hard to believe, isn't it?!

Emily said...

that is crazy and sad. I have been there and I loved the experience but I'm not sure I would go back!

Paris Atelier said...

Those pictures are incredible! I hope it is not a sign of things to come. The city still looks beautiful even under these terrible circumstances. Wishing them much sunshine to dry their homes & shops, & historical buildings!

Megan said...

oh no, this is too sad. I spent the summer in Italy two years ago and Venice quickly became my favorite city. I hope everyone is coping well...

MaddyCakes said...

that first photo is unbelieveable!!! very sad, venice is so beautiful

porter hovey said...

it's just so nuts -- i can't even imagine what they're going through

Laura Lucille said...

I hadn't heard about this! So sad, but very intriguing pics.

Aveleigh said...

I went to school in Amsterdam with the girl in the top photo! She was visiting Venice during the flood and her picture was snapped. I hope some of the governments plans will be able to save this beautiful city from sinking.

Camolas said...

I prefer Venice whithout turists, I prefer Venice whith wather

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