Flood defences, Venice

Flood defences, Venice

E160/0168 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 42.9MB

Downloadable file size: 2.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Saving Venice From Flooding


Caption: Flood defences, Venice. Barrier erected to hide construction work from the view of tourists in the Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy. The construction work will carefully raise the level of this part of the historic city. This will protect against extreme floods, due to winds and tides, that are predicted to worsen because of global warming. This view looks from the water's edge to the Bell Tower (Campanile). This is 99 metres tall and dates from the ninth century. It was rebuilt in 1912. The piazza regularly floods. This work is part of the MOSE flood defence project, which will also use moveable barriers across the sea inlets to Venice's lagoon. Photographed in 2003.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2003, architecture, barrier, bell, building, buildings, campanile, city, climate, climate change, coast, coastal, constructing, construction, dam, defence, defences, engineering, environment, environmental, flood, flooding, global warming, historic, history, italian, italy, landmark, landmarks, levee, marine, mark's, meteorology, mose, piazza san marco, plan, preservation, preserving, project, raising, saint mark, saving, sea level rise, shore, square, technological, technology, tide, tides, tourism, tourist industry, tower, venetian, venice, weather, wind

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.