Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

People sit at the table of a bar in a flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice. 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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luigi Costantini / Associated Press

A man sits in his shop as tourists walk in a flooded street during a 'acqua alta' in Venice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Shoes and wellies float in a flooded shop during a 'acqua alta' in Venice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

A tourist crosses flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, where flooding is common this time of year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luigi Costantini / Associated Press

A man stands in a flooded bar in the center of Venice. According to media reports 70 percent of the city was flooded due to heavy rains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA MEROLA / EPA

A shop assistant controls the tide that threatens to inundate his shop. Water levels rose to critical levels in Venice, whereover half of the city was flooded.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA MEROLA / EPA

A young man and a woman enjoy swimming in flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luigi Costantini / AP

A shopkeeper looks worried about the rising tide at the entrance of his shop in Venice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA MEROLA / EPA

Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square as the City of Bridges was put on "acqua alta" (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / Getty Images

A view of Saint Mark's square taken during an "acqua alta" ('high waters') flooding in Venice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / Getty Images

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Venice flooded by record high tides

2015 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

The show went on at the world's most-celebrated Carnival parades, despite a tropical deluge that soaked thousands of feather-clad dancers, wildly-costumed musicians and masses...   View Post»

   

Venice flooded by record high tides

Pictures in the News | July 30, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: — San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia gets the victory bath from teammates while being interviewed by a television reporter, after his...   View Post»

   

Venice flooded by record high tides

Heavy rains and seas whipped up by strong winds have flooded Venice and brought the lagoon city’s high tide mark to its sixth-highest level since records began being kept 150 years ago.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published