Acqua alta in Venice - photo tour

Dec 1st, 2008, 05:09 AM
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Acqua alta in Venice - photo tour

100 photos of today's record Aqua Alta (- the highest in 30 years) - taken this morning.

(To view each gallery,
click 'Successivo')

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gal...nezia-2/1.html

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gal...nezia-3/1.html

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gal...nezia-4/1.html

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gal...lettori/1.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7758204.stm

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Dec 1st, 2008, 05:25 AM
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Wow, thanks. I learned it this morning (European time) on tripadvisor's Venice Forum but I can't believe even Zattere in Dorsoduro got affected like the first pic above.
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Dec 1st, 2008, 05:36 AM
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How sad.
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Dec 1st, 2008, 05:55 AM
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Wow, steve!

are they your pics?

I'm not altogether surprised - when we were there at easter the water was very high, though nothing like this.

presumably the vaporetti aren't running - as they can't get under the bridges.

regards, ann
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Dec 1st, 2008, 06:57 AM
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No - not mine, Ann.

They're on La Repubblica's website - they've all been sent in today by readers.

Good, aren't they?

Steve
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Dec 1st, 2008, 08:14 AM
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Holy cow! I was supposed to leave for Venice tomorrow but United messed up my flights and I cancelled. Venice in the floods would not be fun. Someone really does look out for me!
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Dec 1st, 2008, 08:19 AM
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The vaporetti held a strike on Monday.
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Dec 1st, 2008, 08:26 AM
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Wow, I feel bad for the shop owners who weren't prepared for this much Acqua!

Trust the Italians to have the temporary boot baggies in holiday colors!

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Dec 1st, 2008, 11:15 AM
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I have pictures of some of those exact spots (one is right outside our hotel) from just three weeks ago!

I love the pic of the manniquins in the store winow, wearing boots!
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 12:42 AM
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A few more:

(Click 'successivo' to view each gallery) -

MelJ - That's my favourite too

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gal...nezia-5/1.html

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gal...nezia-6/1.html

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gal...ezia-07/1.html



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Dec 2nd, 2008, 05:04 AM
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Wow! Many of the Italians look like it's just another acqua alta in Venice as they go along in their day. Amazing.

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Dec 2nd, 2008, 05:42 AM
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Thats bad news. We are supposed to land in Venice on 7th December
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 08:50 AM
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hi had,

don't think anyone will be "landing" in Venice anytime soon.


Have you contacted your hotel to ask for up to date arrangements?

have you packed your waders?

good luck,

regards, ann
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 09:01 AM
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Thank you Steve! Those pix are amazing! Do you know if they were expecting such a high tide?
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 09:05 AM
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I just read the BBC article. That answered my questions.
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 09:19 AM
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Steve,

Thanks for posting a link to the photos. As strange as this may sound, I really wish I was there to experience it just for the photo ops alone.

Tom

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Dec 2nd, 2008, 11:14 AM
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Thank you for posting this, it is just amazing...and you just got to love those Venetians...still put the postcards out, put those boots on, get the boat and life goes on!

And like Tom, as sick as it sounds, I wish I were there to experience it, and all those photo ops. As long as no one gets hurt....

Brings a thought, do Venetians have flood insurance? if so, it must be super expensive!
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 12:02 PM
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I feel so bad for those people that live there and the ones that are there on vacation, I was there a month ago and had such a wonderful time that it makes me sad to see them not being able to enjoy their walk thru Venice.
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Hi lyb, the City of Venice is going to pay 1million Euro for damages to shops and merchandise. The merchants were suppose to have a meeting with the city fathers today.

I have two friends in the Region of Veneto that own insurance agencies but I have never thought to ask them if flood insurance is available. That is a good question.
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 03:32 PM
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LoveItaly,

the cost for this great city has to be enormous as a result of floods...which is why, I don't mind the higher prices when I'm there, I'll be happy to pay my share to keep this treasure alive.

If you get a chance to ask your friends about the flood insurance, I'd be interested to know and how expensive, how it works...because sadly they are pretty much certain taht they will need it at one point or another, though this particular flood is worse than others.
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