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Anthony

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Gondoliers
« on: October 13, 2020, 15:12:40 »
The iconic boatmen of Venice.

1. Waiting for customers.

2. Checking Google Maps.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 15:13:36 »
More.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 15:14:25 »
Finally.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 18:30:12 »
More of Venice thanks for sharing Anthony.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 18:55:28 »
Great series Anthony. Venice looks even more beautiful now it's less busy.

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 19:08:11 »
What a lovely and interesting look at Venice by way of the gondolas. Thank you, Anthony.


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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 21:33:35 »
Nice series!

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 12:13:27 »
Fons, Luc, Ian, Nasos, thank you for your kind remarks.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2020, 13:19:22 »
Thank you, Anthony, for sharing such an enjoyable series!

I've been Venice in the early 80s, but nothing seems to have changed since...except for the smartphones!  :D
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 22:22:17 »
Thank you, Anthony, for sharing such an enjoyable series!

I've been Venice in the early 80s, but nothing seems to have changed since...except for the smartphones!  :D
Thanks, Akira, I am glad you like them.

What has changed in Venice since the early 1980s has been the massive growth in tourism, and in particular the cruise ships which have come to dominate the skyline. Here is an example from 2011.

Covid has changed this, at least for the time being.
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2020, 03:13:11 »
Thanks, Akira, I am glad you like them.

What has changed in Venice since the early 1980s has been the massive growth in tourism, and in particular the cruise ships which have come to dominate the skyline. Here is an example from 2011.

Covid has changed this, at least for the time being.

Thank you for the further info.  I visited Venice in the summer of 1983, and it was already quite packed with the tourists!  However, I don't think there was any cruise ship then.  People were already talking about the ground sinking.
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2020, 05:35:38 »
Anthony, Wonderful images
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 07:37:22 »
Thanks for a great series of a part of Italy I've never visited Anthony.

The very first image also seems to capture & contrast how fit I like to think i used to be,
and the state of my body now  :)

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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2020, 13:06:09 »
Akira, Armando, Colin, thank you.

The sinking problem has been greatly helped by the new Venice flood barrier. This was used for the first time to protect the city a couple of weeks ago. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-italy-weather-venice/mose-flood-barrier-finally-holds-the-waters-back-for-fragile-venice-idUKKBN26O0AZ

Even in normal times, high tides sometimes cause water to enter St Mark's Square from below through the drainage system and form puddles. I have experienced this on two separate visits. Photos to follow.
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Re: Gondoliers
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2020, 16:18:12 »
Wonderful series, Anthony!
It must be quite special to see Venice without the huge crowds!
Peter