Some people take Murano glass or leather handbags home from Venice. Not me. I'll be stuffing a pair of green rubber boots into my carry-on suitcase. Thanks to an exceptionally high tide, the wind and the moon, the city is flooded. Feeling like little kids after the first snowfall of the season, Stephane and I wisely bought some boots from our hotel before going out to play yesterday. Other people were wading around in garbage bags tied over their shoes, hotel slippers and bare feet.
It seems that extreme weather is also wreaking havoc along the East coast of the United States because I keep receiving warnings from our neighborhood association in Annapolis about Hurricane Sandy. As it's bearing down on our house, they suggest that we pick up some sandbags and prepare for flooding. But what can we do, we're already under water in Venice!
When I asked our waiter and gondolier the name of their favorite Italian singer, they both said "Vasco Rossi". I don't think "Dillo Alla Luna" is his most famous song but since the moon controls the tides it seems like the perfect song for today...
|Flooding requires drastic measures!|
|Flooding at Piazza St. Marco. Venice.|