Venice Under Water

Venice Under Water

The canals of Italy’s famous city of Venice have been drenched by heavy rain, sending water levels soaring to near record highs. Venice, a city made up of 124 islands, 183 canals and 438 bridges, the city has historically developed an elaborate way of defending itself against the seas but occasionally mother nature wins out. With a metre-and-a-half of water, 70 per cent of Venice was submerged, with water levels reaching 60 inches. The combination of meteorological and astronomical factors that led to it, Sunday’s tides were the seventh highest of all time. Here are some pictures captured by The Atlantic

http://vimeo.com/21688538

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s