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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:30 pm    Post subject: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

Have you seen these pictures?

www.nytimes.com/slides...=permalink

Click on the slide show.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

I saw that yesterday...so terrible. Something really needs to be done...I have seen news clips of Venice flooding many times before. They have so many beautiful treasures including the buildings. It would be horrible to lose any of it.
On a side note, was it just me or was anyone else amused by the picture of the men sitting outside at the tables up to their knees in water? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

Yeah, that pic was great. What a great attitude, like so what, there is a little water, let me drink my espresso in peace Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

Thought you might be interested in this article too. The same subject - flooding in Venice - but from a diffrent aspect!

>Venice - High Water Package<

Strange that there aren't any boardwalks in the NYT photos. The Venetians ususally get those out very quickly as you can see here!






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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

How awul.

The men are drinking wine..not coffee. They probably arent even aware of the flooding..lol
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

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Strange that there aren't any boardwalks in the NYT photos. ...

From what I heard the boardwalks were not high enough! The tide reached 1.56 meters (5+ feet).

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...The men are drinking wine..not coffee. They probably arent even aware of the flooding...

They are drinking wine because they know that there is the flooding! Very Happy And they would drink wine also if there was no flooding! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

People here have been taught to drink anything! In this case people had to drink water so that the level could lower down. Ha, ha, ha. The mayor said not to worry it happens once every 20 years


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

Hi Ada! Your new here - Welcome to Gente!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

Thank you Cathy! Yes, I'm new to this forum but some members here know me already. I live in the Venetian mainland, at present. I must correct what I wrote before: Venice experiences high water every year many times a year but water reaches this level (1.56 meter) every 20 years (hopefully and according to statistics).

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

LOL. I must be blind. Yes it is wine. Now that makes sense Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

Yes, it's Prosecco for sure. Here it's called "Ombra" or "Ombretta", literally "shadow" or "little shadow"although it' a full glass of Prosecco. I think it refers to what you'll see after you have drunk an Ombra in the morning with empty stomach.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Flooding in Venice! Reply with quote

Hi Ada!

Yes I recognize you from IG. Nice to have you here and I look forward to reading more of your posts. You will fit in here..you used the "bananas" right away. lol lol

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