Posts tagged ‘Photo Essay’

Venice – Acqua Alta

“Acqua alta (pronounced [ˈakkwa ˈalta]; Italian for “high water”) is the term used in Veneto for the exceptional tide peaks that occur periodically in the northern Adriatic Sea. The peaks reach their maximum in the Venetian Lagoon, where they cause partial flooding of VeniceWikipedia

I visited Venice, Italy, in late November and I could witness the phenomenon of acqua alta (high water), typical in autumn. The flooding was modest and only on St. Mark’s square, the lower area of the city.

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Motorboat of Carabinieri (Police), Venice, Italy

Venice – Not Only Gondolas

In Venice, Italy, I enjoyed exploring the less touristy areas. Where the gondolas are rare. It is there that one understands the uniqueness of this city. All that in other cities is on wheels in Venice is on water: taxis, buses, freight transport, garbage collection, police…

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Autumn colors at the Rhine Falls

So far, the autumn in Switzerland is giving us a sunny day after another rewarding us with a pleasant extension of the summer. Nevertheless the leaves on the trees are taking the typical autumn colors at the right time. Yellow, orange and brown are now prevailing in the vegetation.

I took advantage of the nice weather to visit the Rhine Falls. Once more. This waterfalls are the largest in Europe. Although, at present, good weather time has reduced a lot of the flow of the Rhine River, the Rhine Falls are still impressive. Read more

Piazza IX Aprile square, San Giuseppe church and Clock Tower in Taormina, Sicily.

Taormina at Night

When it gets dark in Taormina the lights come on and life moves on the pedestrian main street Corso Umberto I for the evening stroll. People gather mainly in Piazza IX Aprile and Piazza Duomo. Tourists find along the Corso and Piazzas restaurants, shops and bars while locals go there above all to see and be seen. I was there in mid-March and there was not yet the usual crowd of warmer months. Read more