We've moved from Baltimore, Maryland USA to Venice, Italy in pursuit of living our dream!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Aqua Alta today right outside our window

The sirens went off about 6:45 am today! Last time, it was at Level One, indicating water about 110 Cm. Today it was a Level Three warning- about 20 cm higher! By mid morning, the sirens went off again, with an update to the highest level. Normally when there is high water, we don't see anything in our neighborhood.. but today is a whole new ball game. We have very high water here... even several inches into the foyer !
I've just seen people go by that have soaking wet pants as high up at their rear ends. We'll be going out to buy hip waders!!!


Jim Carroll in NYC jimcarroll@si.rr.com said...

Dear Karen, came across your blog as I was searching for news of the aqua alta.... I have always loved venice and each and every time I go to Europe I have to swing by ... last time for my stepdaughters 18th birthday in 2005, keep posting, I enjoy your beautiful and interesting photo's as well as your insights. I have always found the light in venice to be profound and amazing, in and of itself, I belive the magic of the city is the light.

Anonymous said...

I came to Venice for my birtday on 1 December but wasn't prepared for the high water. Luckily we were able to get about the maze of streets the day before and although it was bitter cold it is a magical place. I didnt get to go on a gondola on my birthday as planned, nor do any of the sites we had arranged as my trip was so short, but I think I will be back one day. In the summer next time!