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02/03/2014 10:59 am ET

Acqua Alta Is Back In Venice And It's As Pretty As Ever

Every now and again (but really in the fall and winter), heavy rains, high winds and bizarro tides couple up to create Acqua Alta, which is a pain in the neck for tourists and locals alike but is really cool to look at from afar. (So good thing you're afar.)

Tourists go a-wading through famous St. Mark's Square and take pictures of the beautiful city of canals all water logged.

Herewith, some examples:

So, St. Mark's Square is basically a mess.
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People just chillin' in the cold and the rain.

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Canals!

Acqua Alta in its previous iterations:

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Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
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Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy

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