As Venice is a city made up of tiny islands, canals take the place of streets and everything is built on water. When standing in the church in Piazza San Marco, I was able to feel the water moving under the floor! However, heavy rains bring floods. According to the Huffington Post, three quarters of the city is currently flooded. Normal defense methods, such as lifted boards on which residents and visitors walk, are not enough this time. Water is everywhere.
|A photo of one of the canals during my trip to Venice in July 2011.|
Although it seems as though some are enjoying the increase of water in Venice, hopefully it goes down soon. Too much flood water will do long term damage homes and businesses, greatly affecting countless people.