Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fabled Venice Cathedral Under Water — Substantial Damage Expected

Flooding in the lagoon city has reached a height of 1.56 meters one of the highest water levels so far

Rome ( The entire floor of St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice is flooded. According to media reports, all the mosaics on the floor of the famous church are under water, as well as the bronze gates of the cathedral are affected as well as the bases of the marble columns. After the storms of recent days, the flood in the lagoon city has reached one of the highest water levels so far with a height of 1.56 meters above normal.

The damage from the salt water could be considerable, the media cite the First Procurator of St. Mark's Cathedral, Carlo Alberto Tesserin. He is responsible for the structural preservation of the church. The expected damage, so Tesserin, could also show several meters above the current water level.

Up to a water level of 1.10 meters, the administration of St. Mark's Cathedral was able to protect the building. "It had been promised to us that such events would no longer take place," said Tesserin, criticizing the authorities of the city. The repair of the damage will now be very complicated and expensive.

St. Mark's Basilica is one of the most famous sights in Venice. A special feature of the cathedral are a variety of preserved mosaic cycles in the floor as well as on the walls.

Trans: Tancred


JBQ said...

So, those that run Venice haven't heard of sandbags?

Tancred said...

Corrupt and negligent, I guess?

Isn’t it really Archbishop Moraglia’s responsibility? Idk.

Peter W said...

Why was Venice built so close to the water in the first place. Inundation if an act of God waiting to happen.
Sue the Doges. Sue God.

Tancred said...

Are you a civil engineer too?

The decision to move to islands in the Lagoon was made long before the Doges, you retard.

Peter W said...

Then sue the knuckle-draggers who relocated to the 'islands.' No wonder that and many other parts of Europe are stuffed.

Tancred said...

It’s almost mirthful what a knuckle dragging boggy hairdresser you yourself are.

Unknown said...

Someone needs to read up on their history/ beginning of Venice before posting a comment. People from the mainland were fleeing the Barbarians thus creating the settlement in the marshes/canals of Venice.