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Venezia 5

Posted by
Jaya (Trieste, Italy) on 25 January 2019 in Cityscape & Urban.

“The experts are right, he thought. Venice is sinking. The whole city is slowly dying. One day the tourists will travel here by boat to peer down into the waters, and they will see pillars and columns and marble far, far beneath them, slime and mud uncovering for brief moments a lost underworld of stone. Their heels made a ringing sound on the pavement and the rain splashed from the gutterings above. A fine ending to an evening that had started with brave hope, with innocence. ("Don't Look Now")”
― Daphne du Maurier, Echoes from the Macabre: Selected Stories

NIKON D90 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 200 20 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, it looks to be keeping its head above water so far . . and what fine words you have quoted there.

25 Jan 2019 6:18am

@Ronnie 2¢: Inhabitants in Venezia: 1951, 175.000 - today, 56.000. Palaces and Houses transformed into 6 Stars Hotels and B&B: Disneyland. This is the Venezia last century of life...

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Well captured sujet away from the tourist-flows.

25 Jan 2019 7:20am

STEED from D, France

J'Aime décidément de plus en plus ta vision Vénitienne,l'Ami ..Elle me parait tellement Vraie,et tout simplement "Humaine" .......Joli reportage ....

25 Jan 2019 9:06am

@STEED: J'ai passé trois ans de mon ado à Venezia (d'où viens une partie de ma famille) et deux ans (2006/08) en travaillant dans la plus obscène Institution fermé que existait - et existe encore (voir ici, mais seulement en italien et anglais
http://www.persalutementale.altervista.org/files/istituzionitotali2007_8u585obk.pdf :-)

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

En France il y a l'expression "regarder passer les trains", à Venise c'est "regarder passer les gondoles" !!

25 Jan 2019 10:09am

@Gérard Flayol: ...surtout les touristes :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine day for laundry.

25 Jan 2019 10:47pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & lights!
Lovely.

26 Jan 2019 6:14pm