I was just about to write a post about this photo, complaining on how the climate change has been affecting Rome, how autumn-winter-spring got awfully rainy (last winter we had a month with two not rainy days… I mean, really?!), how rain-boots became fashionable, when I hit on the Wikipedia Tevere (eng: Tiber) page. Looks like the Tevere has always been known for its floods. On the net, you can even find records of the main floods since 1277. If you’d manage to understand a little Italian, I would recommend to have a look at the Tiber floods history
Anyway, it is indeed true that our sunny winters are almost a vague memory and that it actually feels like something new to us. Years ago, there were some riverboats, houseboats and even few nightclubs-boats docked along the river. When it started with heavy rains, most of them sank or were partially destroyed.
On November 2009, me and my old camera took a stroll along the river and, even if I felt sorry for this boat’s owner, I fell in love with the colours and the light reflections on this spot.
The following photo has been publicized on the magazine Il Fotografo, but not as part of the so-called “theme exercises” section (you can read something about it
here). They used to let all the mag’s readers share their shots on their Facebook page, then to pick the 10 best ones and to publish them in the next paper issue.
On the February 2010 one, this picture of mine was one of the 10.