Venice Under Water During High Tide Flooding

People walk through flood water at St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don waterproofs and wellies and use wooden walkways to cross St Mark’s Square and other areas under water. Flooding is common at this time of year and today’s peak of 55 inches (140 centimetres) is below the record of 63 inches (160 centimetres).

Men carry children through a flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

A woman walks through the flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water and on the first day of carnival, in Venice

Tourists walk on raised platforms above flood waters in St. Mark's square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

A man sells Wellington boots in flood waters near Rialto Bridge during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

Masked revellers walk on raised platforms above flood waters during a period of seasonal high water and on the first day of carnival, in Venice

A man carries materials as he walks across the flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water and on the first day of carnival, in Venice

A man pulls a cart carrying fruits and vegetables through a flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

A man pulls a cart carrying fruits and vegetables through a flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

Tourists walk on raised platforms above flood waters during a period of seasonal high water and on the first day of carnival, in Venice

Masked revellers pose along the flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water and on the first day of carnival, in Venice

Tourists walk on raised platforms above flood waters in St. Mark's square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

A man poses in a flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

People walk on the flooded St. Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water and on the first day of carnival, in Venice

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Images: http://uk.reuters.com/

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