In photos: Venice “Acqua Alta” Flood (2019)

14 11 2019

[CNN}- The Italian city of Venice is seeing its worst flooding in decades, prompting local authorities to submit a request for a state of emergency to the country’s central government, after an unusually high tide inundated the city on Tuesday.

Tides of 140 centimeters (55 inches) or more are known as “acqua alta” in Italian, and generally take place in winter time, according to Venice’s municipality website. The high tide on Tuesday peaked at 187 centimeters (74 inches), according to a statement from Venice’s government Wednesday morning.

It is the worst flooding in Venice since 1966, when the city was hit by tides up to 194 centimeters (76 inches), according to government statistics.

On Tuesday, the Tide Forecasting and Reporting Center of Civil Protection said that 45% of the city was flooded.





Amazing Bridges from All Across the World

30 05 2018

Architecture is a form of art that had no limits nor boundaries and can be found just anywhere across the world, from houses to skyscrapers, buildings to bridges.

Here are 8 of one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, designed by world-renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava.

(Images credit to Yahoo! News)





Fascinating Photos Of Abandoned Places

11 10 2014

Victorian-style tree house, Florida, USA. [ANNA I]

Victorian-style tree house, Florida, USA.
[ANNA I]

Turquoise Canal, Venice, Italy. [Coffee in Europe/Tumblr]

Turquoise Canal, Venice, Italy.
[Coffee in Europe/Tumblr]

Shipwrecks in a sandbar, Bermuda Triangle. [moroz2000.livejournal.com]

Shipwrecks in a sandbar, Bermuda Triangle.
[moroz2000.livejournal.com]

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia [paradisepin.com] Abandoned Jetty. [FormattHitech] Abandoned wooden house, Russia.  [Twitter] Abandoned mining track, Taiwan. [imgur] Blue spiral staircase in a European castle. [Matthias Haker] Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany. [Passions for Life] Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock. [Twitter] Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France [Distractify] Church in St. Etienne, France. [kulfoto.com] Church in the snow, Canada. [videisimo] Church steeple peeking out of a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy. [Twitter] Victorian-style greenhouse, England.  [Twitter] Little Belt Railway, France [Distractify] Poveglia Island, Italy. [Poveglia Foundation]

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia
[paradisepin.com]
Abandoned Jetty.
[FormattHitech]
Abandoned wooden house, Russia.
[Twitter]
Abandoned mining track, Taiwan.
[imgur]
Blue spiral staircase in a European castle.
[Matthias Haker]
Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany.
[Passions for Life]
Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock.
[Twitter]
Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France
[Distractify]
Church in St. Etienne, France.
[kulfoto.com]
Church in the snow, Canada.
[videisimo]
Church steeple peeking out of a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy.
[Twitter]
Victorian-style greenhouse, England.
[Twitter]
Little Belt Railway, France
[Distractify]
Poveglia Island, Italy.
[Poveglia Foundation]

Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock. [Twitter]

Moonhole of Bequia – Exotic Abandoned Home Cut Out Of Island Rock.
[Twitter]

Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany. [Passions for Life]

Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany.
[Passions for Life]

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia [paradisepin.com]

Floating forest, Sydney, Australia
[paradisepin.com]





Photos: Venice Flooded Again (Nov 11, 2012)

13 11 2012

Wave of bad weather swept through northern and central Italy, forcing the evacuation of 200 people from their homes in Tuscany.

And nearly three quarters of Venice was flooded again on Nov. 12, 2012.

On Thursday November 1, 2012 Venice was hit by the worst flood in 2 years – please click here for the photos of the November 1, 2012 Venice flood.

Please click the photos for bigger images:

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Photos: Venice’s Worst Flood In Two Years

2 11 2012

People walk in a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

On Thursday November 1, 2012 Venice was flooded again.

It was Venice’s worst flood in 2 years.

The median level of the Adriatic Sea swelled to about 1.4 meters (1.5 yards) above normal.

That caused water from the lagoon to flow into St. Mark’s Square and Venice’s many narrow alleyways.

It was very bad and dangerous because in some places, people cannot see where canals ended and sidewalks began.

A woman walks in high water ner the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St. Mark’s Square and other areas under water. Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday’s level that reached a peak of 55 inches (140 centimeters) was below the 63 inches (160 centimeters) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

Tourists walk in a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A man rows a kayak in front of flooded St. Mark’s Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A fruit stand at a local market is seen in a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Children enjoy crossing flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St. Mark’s Square and other areas under water. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

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