Tuesday, 30 June 2009

My World Tuesday - Copa Kagrana flooded

A sunken world:
Vienna's Beach Club area "Copa Kagrana" after 72 hours of rain!

"Copa Kagrana" is Vienna's humoristic allusion to Rio de Janeiro's Copa Cabana.
Kagran is the part of the 22nd District of Vienna next to that beach.

A pontoon bridge over the swollen New Danube
is completely under water.

Looking back from Reichsbrücke.

Danube cruisers are waiting to take up their journey for the Black Sea after the flood.

Donauinsel and the New Danube are part of Vienna's reliable flood protection system.
Copa Kagrana gets wet, while the city of Vienna stays dry!

More info about Vienna's Donauinsel here at Wikipedia.
Luckily, the Donauinselfest was not cancelled!
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Barbara Martin said...

I hope the rains stop so the water level goes down. This is disturbing. Thanks for sharing the photos, Maria.

Lara said...

how about the Donauinselfest?

Wienermädel + Co said...

..und es nimmt kein Ende, hier auch!
Immer wieder beginnt es zu regnen.

Arija said...

You have had a deluge! We are stil grateful for every drop we get and luckily we are harvesting some thunderstorms although it is the middle of winter.

Babooshka said...

That is amazing to see the water at such a high level. More like Venice than Vienna today.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Sorry about the flooding but the pictures were so interesting to me..hope it calms down and the rain goes away...the festival went on anyway.

Erin said...

a good tuesday to you maria...my goodness look at that flooding. hopefully no one was victim of it.
great captures.

Louise said...

I had no idea it could flood so much there. Nice photos.

Ces said...

OMG! This is awful flooding! I hope you guys are recovering. We have drought here. The plants are dying!

Janie said...

I like the play on Copa Cabana.
Hope the rains let up so the water can recede and life in that area return to normal.

Buntköchin said...

Auf deinen Fotos schaut die Überschwemmung richtig romantisch aus. Ich bin heute noch bei der Floridsdorfer Brücke in ein Gatsch-Loch gestiegen. War nicht romantisch. ;-)

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