|Piazza San Marco this afternoon after the worst of the tide had receded|
Day after day of the scirocco, of rain, of high water. Photographers and/or many tourists tend to love the last of these, but shop owners really really don't. Tomorrow we'll get a break from the acqua alta: the forecast is for a height of 105 cm, which is still high enough to flood Piazza San Marco, but not nearly so bad as the 120 to 140 cm occurrences of recent days. But there seems to be no end in sight of the rain.
Meanwhile Italy Magazine is currently giving readers the chance to vote online for their 2013 Blogger Awards in a variety of different categories, such as "Best Italian Food Blog", "Best Italian Art & Culture Blog", "Best Italian Fashion & Design" blog and so on.
Venezia Blog is one of four finalists in "Best Living in Italy (Single Post)" category for a piece I wrote on my son Sandro and the practical beauty of handtrucks in Venice. You can read each of the four posts and vote for your favorite here:
A complete list of the other categories is at the right side of the above page and will give you the chance to check out the other finalists and vote. The last day to vote is February 8.
And I'm pleased to note that the process of casting a vote requires simply a single click of the mouse, with no additional fields to fill out or information to provide or commitment.
NOTE ADDED ON FEBRUARY 4: I just found out that a Venezia Blog post on a little wine shop in Cannaregio is among the finalists in the "Best Single Post Art & Culture" category. I feel rather silly not to have known this before and to add it now, but I'm flattered to be included in the running.