Saturday, December 13, 2008

Venice Flooded

Venice is built on a salt marshland. When you visit there, you can smell the salt water and marsh.. it smells like a swamp. It's absolutely beautiful, but I wouldn't want to live there because of my fear (and every other CFer's fear) of mold. Venice is sinking as the land is lowering and the water is rising. About 2 weeks ago, it flooded, so the people were walking in thigh-high water for awhile. From what I understand, Venice floods regularly, but this was the worst flood in awhile. I can't imagine what that must have been like. Here are a few pics from our visit and a few pics of the flooded Venice from 2 weeks ago. I hope it has receded by now.

Us in St. Marks Square 2 years ago...









And here are pictures of Venice 2 weeks ago...


St. Marks Square...


St. Marks Square...



Here is a picture that we took...



Here is Venice flooded...


7 comments:

65-roses said...

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog!

Why would people want to wander round a flooded venice and soak their jeans? The gondola picture makes more sense!

Megan XX

65-roses said...

Btw, I love the look of the blog, how do you get the sigs and the unique backround? (You won't belive how long it took me to do mine, and it was just a copy and paste kind of thing).

XX

PRAYER GIRL said...

I enlarged the third picture on my screen and all I can say is, "WOW - what a beautiful family the three of you make." Gorgeous picture.

What a blessing for you all to be there.

steveroni said...

What a wonderful-looking family, yours! And the pictures? Outstanding! Thank you.

Brenda said...

Wow That is a big difference! I had no idea it smelled.

Belle's Blog said...

It s so beautiful there!!! Amazing pics. So sad to see places we love change.

Genevieve said...

You visited Venice? Sigh...someday! I'm sure that was divine as it gets.
Gahhh @ the floods...

I'm so GLAD I'm feeling better! How are you? Everything on the up & up. I'm almost off the steroid crack, hope my face returns to normal sooner than later. ;)