Monday, July 15, 2013

High Tide in Venice

About as often as high tide -- 650 times a year -- cruise ships call in Venice. As if the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" were not facing enough challenges from climate change and ground-water depletion, ships now regularly scrape by, disgorge thousands of passengers, and rumble out again. As with any such disaster, some Venetians are gaining enough in the short term to ignore the damage being wrought. The inimitable (though often imitated) Sylvia Poggioli tells the tale.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment and your interest in my blog. I will approve your comment as soon as possible. I had to activate comment moderation because of commercial spam; I welcome debate of any ideas I present, but this will not be a platform for dubious commercial messages.