photos by Sean Antonioli
Sean took these a few years ago in Venice during the famous "acqua alta". Now and then, when the conditions of rain, wind, and tide are just right, the water in Venice rises above the Piazza and all of her pedestrian tributaries. Most of the locals either walk on the planks set up by the Commune di Venezia, or step into rubber boots. I would guess that the folks "barefooting it" across Piazza San Marco in this next photo were tourists. Most Venetians aren't too keen on getting their feet wet in such a way.