Thursday, April 06, 2006

Danube overflows

The Danube has overflowed its banks. The highways that run along the riverside are under water and the boats moored to the banks appear out in the middle of the river as their gangplanks float about on the surface. People line the closest roads that run parallel to the Danube and gape. The tops of park benches and swingsets stick out from the water amidst groups of partially submerged trees. Hajogyari (Boat Factory) Island is flooded, all the film and sound studios that call home to the former industrial buildings there have doubtlessly suffered extensive damage. Trains and buses are stopped and re-routed, traffic all over town is slow. The rythyms of life have been altered. Leaves me thinking of New Orleans.


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