This is Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy.
As you can see, it has been flooded.
Most are very sad.
A few are very happy:
"On Monday, (Venice) endured a high tide that produced the worst flooding that the serenissima has seen in 22 years, with waters reach 1.5 meters or five feet in depth before beginning to recede. The photos of Venetians and tourists wading through (at least) waist-high cold water have appeared in every media outlet, boggling both mind and eye.
But, no photos we’ve seen are as great as these, featured in the Italian daily, La Repubblica, that show a Dutch wakeboarder, Duncan Zuur skimming through Piazza San Marco and across narrow canals."
Duncan, you rule.
As Duncan helpfully reminds us, it is your existence. Live it as you see fit.
Massive thanks to Duncan Zuur, eternallycool.net, notcot, and to the wonderful, soggy folks of Venice, Italy.