• Short Summary

    FLOODS IN VENICE. THEY ARE ALMOST AN ANNUAL EVENT NOW WHEN LATE AUTUMN HIGH TIDES?

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    1.
    GV.MOORED GONDOLAS
    0.06

    2.
    SV.DITTO
    0.11

    3.
    SV.PIGEONS SWIRL AROUND
    0.17

    4.
    GV.FLOODED SIDEWALK CAFE (2 SHOTS)
    0.24

    5.
    GV.ST. MARK'S SQUARE UNDER WATER, PAN TO...CU.DITTO
    0.30

    6.
    SV.WOMAN THRU' WATER WITH SHOES IN HAND
    0.36

    7.
    SV.MAN ON WHEEL-BARROW THRU' WATER, ANOTHER CARRIED ON BACK
    0.54

    8.
    GV.RAISED RAMP ACROSS SQUARE
    0.59

    9.
    SV.PAN...PEOPLE CROSS RAMP
    1.06

    10.
    GV.FLOODED SQUARE
    1.10



    Initials JT/S/RM/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FLOODS IN VENICE. THEY ARE ALMOST AN ANNUAL EVENT NOW WHEN LATE AUTUMN HIGH TIDES WASH THEIR WAY INTO THE CITY FROM THE ADRIATIC.

    THIS YEAR, THE FLOODING BEGAN ON WEDNESDAY, AND THE WATER SWIRLED THROUGH THE STREETS, BRINGING BUSINESS TO A HALT AT SIDEWALK CAFES AND DESERTING ST. MARK'S SQUARE OF ITS USUAL HORDES OF LATE-SEASON TOURISTS.

    FOR VENETIANS THEMSELVES, WORK GOES ON AS USUAL, EVEN IF IT MEANS SPLASHING BAREFOOT THROUGH THE FLOODED STREETS TO THE OFFICE. WHEEL-BARROWS SAVE OTHERS FROM GETTING THEIR FEET WET.

    THE CITY AUTHORITIES HAVE ALREADY ACTED TO KEEP EVERYONE'S FEET DRY, BUILDING A NETWORK OF RAISED RAMPS ALONG THE FLOODED SIDEWALKS.

    MEANWHILE, AS THE WATER LEVEL RISES, VENETIANS CAN MEDITATE THE FACT THAT THEIR ISLAND CITY IS SINKING AT THE RATE OF THREE MILLIMETRES A YEAR. WHICH MEANS THAT ONE DAY THE WATER WILL BE THERE TO STAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1KHCZB36SP8GV08G7RYE2CSMV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KHCZB36SP8GV08G7RYE2CSMV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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