Venice - moored gondolas reflect on the water, landscape color photo
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#83 A fragile beauty

• What to say about the gondola that has not already been said for the millionth time?
Too bad, the latest news related to this intriguing boat are not the ones you'd like to hear.
Obviously, the root of the problem is not in the boat itself, but in the increasing difficulties for gondolas to integrate and live with the tourism model that has established itself in recent years within the fragile Venice environment.
Indeed the post title could well fit, beyond the charming subject of the image, the very idea of the delicacy and vulnerability of a city forced to cope with the assault of several million visitors each year.

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