Acqua Alta

Acqua alta, Venice
This morning I woke up to the sound of the horn announcing an acqua alta or high tide. The passarelle (raised platforms) were rolled into action and the tourists enjoyed their moment on the 'catwalk'. People who like to mess about in water simply donned a pair of plastic wellies and off they splashed. 
Acqua Alta, Venice
One guy decided to dispense with the wellies.
I particularly enjoyed this porter's creativity in using one of the crates he was supposed to be transporting as a sort of miniature boat. 

I must add that this did not go as well as he'd planned! 


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