* over the door of a Venitian house....
* the question is related to the fact that in these days Venice has been submerged by the sea and that in the not too distant future it could be definitively submerged. The authorities and the populace have known of this danger for 40 years and so far little has been done on the defense of Venice, but much corruption and illicit gains by political and economic power
“In the end, there's always this city. As long as it exists, I don't believe that I, or for that matter, anyone, can be mesmerized or blinded by romantic tragedy.”
* Joseph Brodsky, Watermark.