Tuesday, December 22, 2015



Are These Giant Cruise Ships Destroying Venice?







Tourism is the economic lifeblood that keeps Venice running. But is it destroying what’s charming about the city in the process?

In Gianni Berengo Gardin’s photos of massive boats lumbering through the lagoon and the city’s fragile canals on their way to the international cruise ship terminal, there’s no mistaking his perspective. Passing by historic squares, churches and buildings, the ships look like colossal eyesores, obscuring everything in their path.

“About two or three years ago I was in Venice for an exhibition of my work that took place at ‘I tre Oci’ and I saw from a window one of those big ships passing by; initially I was extremely shocked by the visual pollution, but then I came to know about all of the other kinds of pollution that those ships cause, about the bottom of the lagoon, about the atmosphere, and about all of the consequences of the transit of those big ships,” Berengo Gardin said via email.
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Source: Jordan G. Teicher, Slate, Dec. 20, 2015




What sailing is all about.

4 comments:

joseph said...

comme dans un complément au film des Monthy Pythons "Le sens de la vie" un navire s'invitait en ville ! pour Venise, si on mettait les bâtiments à flot...

another country said...

Je pensais au film de Fellini...

Ces "paquebots" sont des monstruosités et le tourisme de masse est une plaie qui ravage tout sur son passage.

yves said...

oh que oui !!!

Saxo said...

Quelle horreur!
Une offense à la Sérénissime...