Graffiti artist's Venice work

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Graffiti artist's Venice work

Post by Kendhni » 23 May 2019, 05:26

I wonder how this has gone down with the locals, many who rely on the cruise lines for their livelihoods

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-05-22/ban ... ise-ships/

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Re: Graffiti artist's Venice work

Post by GillD46 » 23 May 2019, 05:38

I wonder. Really good though.
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Re: Graffiti artist's Venice work

Post by barney » 23 May 2019, 07:55

Very very clever :thumbup:

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Re: Graffiti artist's Venice work

Post by Mervyn and Trish » 23 May 2019, 07:59

But perpetuates the oft quoted myth about cruise ships in Venice on the Grand Canal. They never have and never could use that waterway. It may be grand but nowhere wide enough or deep enough for ships with the Rialto Bridge offering a considerable obstacle. Their route has always been the Guidecca Canal which is very wide and which they traverse slowly with barely a ripple. Any physical damage to the islands is caused by their own VaporettI revving their engines as they tie up to take on passengers.


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Re: Graffiti artist's Venice work

Post by Quizzical Bob » 23 May 2019, 14:05

Mervyn and Trish wrote:
23 May 2019, 07:59
But perpetuates the oft quoted myth about cruise ships in Venice on the Grand Canal. They never have and never could use that waterway. It may be grand but nowhere wide enough or deep enough for ships with the Rialto Bridge offering a considerable obstacle. Their route has always been the Guidecca Canal which is very wide and which they traverse slowly with barely a ripple. Any physical damage to the islands is caused by their own VaporettI revving their engines as they tie up to take on passengers.
All very true.

The problem with Venice, as with most other tourist traps, is the sheer volume of visitors. Many locals have deserted the city anyway and those that remain are not too bothered about the revenue that the tourists might bring. We visited it around July 1990 and it was a very pleasant place with hardly any crowds. We drove over there with our caravan but couldn't find anywhere to park ;)

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