domingo, 14 de diciembre de 2008

Venice under water

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The recent "acqua alta" (high water) in Venice, Italy reached a depth of 1.56 meters (5 ft, 1 in.) on Monday - the deepest flood in 22 years, and the fourth highest flood level in recent history, claimed Venice's Tide Center. The water began to subside on Tuesday, while residents and tourists made their way through the city, hip-waders or not - one man even took the opportunity to ride his wakeboard through Piazza San Marco (until police stepped in). Although this flood was severe enough for the mayor to ask tourists to temporarily stay home, Venetian floods are fairly routine, several occurring every year, and residents usually take it all in stride.

Tourists take photos of each other in the flooded Piazza San Marco in Venice December 1, 2008. Large parts of Venice were flooded on Monday as heavy rains and strong winds lashed the lagoon city, with sea levels at their highest level in 22 years. Ferry and water taxi services in the city were suspended and Venice's mayor urged people to stay indoors. Tourists and residents struggled to get across the city over raised walkways. The Centro Maree, which forecasts water levels, said sea levels in the Adriatic rose 1.56 meters (5.1 ft) - a level not seen since 1986. (REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri)

Tourists walk across on boards used to create walkways over the high water in the flooded Piazza San Marco on December 2, 2008 in Venice, Italy. (Franco Debernardi/Getty Images)A man wades through the Piazza San Marco during floods on December 1, 2008 in Venice. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of the flooded Piazza San Marco on December 1, 2008 in Venice. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk on a flooded quay of the Grand canal of Venice on December 1, 2008. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks on a flooded quay of Venice on December 1, 2008. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Women sit on a table while water rises in their shoe shop during floods on December 1, 2008 in Venice. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Men share a drink on a flooded plaza near the Rialto bridge on December 1, 2008 in Venice. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace (right) taken during floods on December 1, 2008 in Venice, Italy. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)

People wade through high water near a canal bridge in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)People walk on Piazza San Marco for the second day under water on December 2, 2008 in Venice. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO)
A woman walks through floodwaters on Piazza San Marco during floods on December 1, 2008 in Venezia. (ANDREA PATTARO/AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Customers stand in flood waters in a pastry shop in Venice December 1, 2008. Tourists and residents struggled to get across the city over raised walkways. The Centro Maree, which forecasts water levels, said sea levels in the Adriatic rose 1.56 meters (5.1 ft). (REUTERS/Michele Crosera)


http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/venice_under_water.html

4 comentarios:

Adrisol dijo...

hola achernar!!!!!!!!!!

te comento por las fotos, ya que no me permitió traducir esta página.........
por lo que veo es una ciudad inundada, pero que sigue su ritmo cotidiano!!!!!

un abrazo

Achernar dijo...

Adrisol:

Es lo que llaman "agua alta" en Venecia, que a principios de este mes de diciembre subió más allá del límite considerado "normal" para los venecianos. Un fenómeno cíclico en esa ciudad. Las fotos son estupedas, click sobre ellas para ampliarlas.

moderato_Dos_josef dijo...

Ufff yo alucino. Cómo está Venecia. Se ahogaaaa!!!Espectacular.

El Rincón del Relax *Beatriz* dijo...

ops!! Linda Venezia aunque sea hasta arriba de agua!!

Te dejo un abrazooog grandeeeeeee!