Friday, July 3, 2020

The Way We Were--And, Hopefully, Won't Be Again (7 Views)

Campo San Bartolomeo, Friday, September 20, 2019, 12:40 pm
I was going through some old folders of unused images on my computer and was struck by these reminders of what had become the norm for life in Venice before the novel coronavirus--in spite of the fact that city authorities had been warned quite literally for decades that an economy dependent almost entirely upon tourism left its residents and the city itself in a perilous position.

The question now (as asked by this article in yesterday's NY Times) is whether the city can develop a better balanced and more productive approach to the complicated challenge of keeping itself afloat.

Piazza San Marco, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 3:00 pm

Bacino di San Marco, Sunday, September 9, 2018, 6:33 pm

Ponte di Rialto, Friday, May 17, 2019, 12:55 pm

Campo Santa Marina, Friday, May 17, 2019, 11:00 am (Tourists on a balcony and tourists in a group regard one another.)

Salizada San Lio, Sunday, June 3, 2018, 11:38 am

Piazza San Marco, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 12:36 pm

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