Moderne und Tradition so nah beieinander. Schöne Kontraste!
Danke! Ich finde die Kreuzfahrtschiffe furchtbar, die täglich in Venedig einlaufen. Sie sind viel zu groß für den kleinen Hafen und passen überhaupt nicht ins Bild der Stadt.
I’m afraid i don’t speak German. But I do like your work very much. Another dilema is that I think the above shot is a great and revealing picture, but I’m hesitant to press the “like” button, because (like you) I don’t like the huge cruise ships coming to Venice at all.
In fact if it were up to me I would probably ban them! They contribute very little to the local economy of Venice or any sense of a living city, and they contribute a lot to wear and tear on its precious and fragile urban fabric, as well as the ever-increasing sense of a dead museum. Ban the cruisers say I !
But well done on the blog, great work. Here in return is a small piece ~I wrote that I just think you may enjoy. best regards- Arran.
You are right – they should be banned! I still remember the time before the cruise ships came to “spit out” masses of tourists. Hemingway once said that he didn’t like Venice in summer because it was so crowded. Compared to today back then it was just a handful of tourists each summer. What would he say today?
Obviously the port charges a hefty enough fee for berthing the big boats, but its still not a price worth paying for all the wear and tear. No doubt a few traders around the Rialto benefit too, but again, not enough to justify the damage.
Nor to justify the hideous spectacle of large herds day-trippers, wandering with their ugly shorts, bum-bags and day-glow rucksacks.
What would Hemmingway say?
He was a big-game hunter. I expect he’d use his rifle !
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