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Wading pool

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 18 June 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

High tides in Venice, Italy can trap tourists in their hotels or cause them to
wander the streets on raised walkways (seen in the background). Piazza San Marco (here) can turn into a wading pool as the sea rises above the level of the dock (seen in the background.) It is a very good idea to take rubber boots to Venice

I once took off my shoes and walked barefoot through the flooded streets. An older Venetian woman stopped me and lamented that I should be made to walk unshod by the unruly elements. At the train station, I put my shoes on again and watched arriving locals donning rubber boots before descending into the watery thoroughfares. It seemed all very romantic and made me love Venice even more.