Recent photos of a deserted Venice in the time of the Corona Virus reminded me of December 19, 2009, when these photos were taken. The city experienced a confluence of snow and a flood tide. Most streets and squares were deserted. Curtailed by circumstances, life continued. I decided to take a walkabout and see what was going on.
The was the view from my apartment when I woke up.
My street outside the garden gate.
Campo Santo Stefano
Setting up the market at Campo San Maurizio
View from a bridge
Piazza San Marco
The porphyry Four Tetrarchs (ca. 400ad) huddle against the Basilica under mantles of snow.
The passarelle across the Piazzetta.
The water rising by the Piazzetta dei leoncini
The porticos of San Marco underwater.
Heading toward Rialto Bridge
The Grand Canal at Rialto Bridge
I took the vaporetto home.