The Floating City

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The Floating City

ตั้งหัวข้อ  Mamhablue on Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:21 am

The Floating City: Heavy rains flood Venice and reach the sixth highest tide level in 150 years

By
Larisa Brown
16:44 GMT, 11 November 2012
UPDATED:

19:22 GMT, 11 November 2012

"เวนิส" จมบาดาล! หลังเจอฝนถล่มหนัก

พายุฝนและกระแสลมที่รุนแรงพัดถล่มเมืองเวนิส แหล่งท่องเที่ยวชื่อดังของโลกในประเทศอิตาลี จนทำให้เกิดอุทกภัยครั้งใหญ่ ทางการต้องสั่งอพยพประชาชนโดยด่วน

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It may be known as the Floating City of love.

But romance was cast aside today as gondolas were swapped for wellington boots and swimwear.
High tides and heavy rain flooded Venice's dry streets, leaving tourist hotspots virtually deserted.

Tourists
chose to wade through the waters in boots, with one group donning
swimwear to sit at a table in the iconic submerged St Mark's Square.
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People sit at the table of a bar in a flooded St. Mark's Square today after high tides have flooded the romantic city in Italy



A young man and a woman enjoy swimming in a deserted square that is usually dry and inundated with tourists






People take a coffee break in a flooded shop as rainfall reached 59inches in Venice




One hardy couple even decided to go for a quick swim.
Others
had less enjoyable tasks, with some visitors being forced to wade
through nearly waist-high waters carrying suitcases on their shoulders.




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Heavy rains and seas whipped
up by strong winds brought the lagoon city's high tide mark to its
sixth-highest level since records began being kept 150 years ago in
1872.
The water levels rose to critical levels
overnight.
It was reported that 70per cent of central Venice was under water today as the high tide mark reached 59.06inches.




Water, water everywhere: The usually crowded Saint Mark's Square was deserted as flood waters rose making it impossible to visit






Washed out: The view towards St Mark's Basin
looks a little different from normal. More than 70 per cent of Venice
has been left flooded after the city was hit by a high tide




A tourist crosses flooded the iconic square carrying a suitcase on her shoulder while wading through the waters






Wearing plastic bags to cover his legs, a tourist carries two suitcases in flooded waters






70per cent of central Venice was underwater today






A shop assistant controls the tide that threatens to inundate his shop in the romantic city

Those who decided to take a break from the flooded streets were captured in wellington boots standing in water in coffee shops.
Makeshift
wooden walkways had to be used to cross areas of St Mark's square, with
transportation proving difficult for residents.

Italian
news reports said the same weather system causing chaos in Venice was
wreaking havoc elsewhere in north and central Italy, with some 200
people evacuated from their homes in hard-hit Tuscany.

Flooding
is common in the city at this time of year. Moveable barriers that
would rise from the sea bed to protect Venice from high tides have been
in the works for years but will not be operational before 2014.




Parents carry their children and possessions wrapped in carrier bags in a small street today






Tourists walk on footbridges near the Rialto bridge as heavy rain puts a dampener on their tour of the city






One tourist takes off their boots to walk on a makeshift footbridge in the rain


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231342/Tourists-Venice-swap-gondolas-wellington-boots-swimwear-Floating-City-flooded-high-tides.html#ixzz2BxH1daOA

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ตั้งหัวข้อ  goosehhardcore on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:26 am

pale pale pale scratch scratch scratch Oh no !!!

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