Acqua Alta. Created by man.

It’s the ultimate nightmare. 30 years in Venice and I have never before seen an acqua alta of this sort. At 11:30 PM it reached its maximum level: 1.87 meters, just below the record peak reached during the catastrophic “Acqua granda” of 1966, as can be seen in this photo: The Mayor says the cause… Acqua Alta. Created by man. weiterlesen

If I would be the mayor of Venice

Ein ganz normaler Sommertag in Venedig

The tourist is a person with a hidden resentment.  He kills.  He doesn’t notice the Venetians with whom he gets in contact, he doesn’t see them. Or: He doesn’t establish a relation with a Venetian except, perhaps, when he sees that a beggar has the profile of some doge. It was Jean-Paul Sartre to write… If I would be the mayor of Venice weiterlesen

Veniceland and no end in sight

CRITICAL MASS Cities such as Venice, Barcelona and Dubrovnik can no longer withstand the assault of tourists – normal citizens and traditional commercial activities are being supplanted, the cost of living spaces has become prohibitive. The sale of European cultural heritage must now reckon with the tenacious resistance of the inhabitants. By Petra Reski “Where… Veniceland and no end in sight weiterlesen