Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Sinking City of Venice
Tonight, the NYC PBS station (Channel 13) broadcasted a NOVA show called, "Sinking City of Venice." It's a re-run, that I've seen before, and it's worth watching when it comes to your town.
The accompanying website (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/venice/) has a number of great featurers that show the proposed MOSES movable gates in action, an interactive map that lets you explore the many threats Venice faces, and links to a lot of great resources.
Check it out--and say a prayer for Venice.
I took this photo in November 2002. I was in Venice to take part in the Festival of La Salute, when a bridge is erected from Santa Maria Del Giglio across the Grand Canal to La Salute (more about that at another time). The acqua alta struck a half dozen times that week, forcing me into a frenzied search for boots!.