Vernazza

Vernazza

At the end of October (2011), the Cinque Terre was hit with massive rainstorms and terrible flash flooding. I think you can see in this photo from 2009 why, if it rains enough, the water is just going to come streaming down those hills and right through the villages. That's exactly what happened.

Now, unfortunately, Vernazza probably doesn't look quite like this anymore. I say probably because, when you look at the devastation, it's hard to think that they would have been able to rebuild and restore everything so quickly and I haven't been back there to see it. There is no doubt that the Cinque Terre will be restored at some point, I just don't know how long that will take.

My girlfriend's parents drove through the area the next day and said that the sky was perfectly blue and cloudless. You would have never known what happened the day before.

I've included a couple of videos that I found on youtube - one of which is shot from, I think, the balcony with the deck chairs and ladder that can be seen at the bottom centre-right of this photo. They both show the flood ripping through the beautiful piazza where all of those colourful umbrellas are (were) and into the harbour. Terrible.

My other Cinque Terre photographs can be found in the gallery.

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Vernazza

Vernazza

At the end of October (2011), the Cinque Terre was hit with massive rainstorms and terrible flash flooding. I think you can see in this photo from 2009 why, if it rains enough, the water is just going to come streaming down those hills and right through the villages. That's exactly what happened.

Now, unfortunately, Vernazza probably doesn't look quite like this anymore. I say probably because, when you look at the devastation, it's hard to think that they would have been able to rebuild and restore everything so quickly and I haven't been back there to see it. There is no doubt that the Cinque Terre will be restored at some point, I just don't know how long that will take.

My girlfriend's parents drove through the area the next day and said that the sky was perfectly blue and cloudless. You would have never known what happened the day before.

I've included a couple of videos that I found on youtube - one of which is shot from, I think, the balcony with the deck chairs and ladder that can be seen at the bottom centre-right of this photo. They both show the flood ripping through the beautiful piazza where all of those colourful umbrellas are (were) and into the harbour. Terrible.

My other Cinque Terre photographs can be found in the gallery.

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Posted: 2012-01-13 | 04:18


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