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The owner of our favorite cafe didn't even try to keep the water out, though she did take all the boxes of panettone out of the window display and stacked them up on the counter along the wall.  As she told us later, there's no point in putting a barrier across the door -- the water just comes in some other way. In the case of the cafe across the street, jets of water were coming in through fissures in the wall even as he was pumping the water out.  Meanwhile, this lady is here every day, reading. Why let a little water ruin a perfectly fine routine?

The owner of our favorite cafe didn’t even try to keep the water out, though she did take all the boxes of panettone out of the window display and stacked them up on the counter along the wall. As she told us later, there’s no point in putting a barrier across the door — the water just comes in some other way. In the case of the cafe across the street, jets of water were coming in through fissures in the wall even as he was pumping the water out. Meanwhile, this lady is here every day, reading. Why let a little water ruin a perfectly fine routine?

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Despite the surging water and lashing waves and all, here is undeniable proof that the tide is falling: Detritus left behind on the steps of the bridges.  I don't usually find trash appealing, but this was a beautiful thing to see.

Image Data

Camera // Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS
Date Taken // 11-11-2012 04:02
Dimensions // 550 x 458
Aperture // f/2.8
Focal Length // 5mm
ISO // 100
Shutter Speed // 0.30 seconds
Many of the shops along via Garibaldi were being pumped out -- it was like walking around the gardens of the Villa d'Este with all the fountains.