We've moved from Baltimore, Maryland USA to Venice, Italy in pursuit of living our dream!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

365 Days of Venice - canal maintenance

I am frequently asked all sorts of questions about canals: how deep are they? do they smell? are they ever cleaned out? This picture provides alot of those answers ( except for the smelling part) , and gives an interesting view into how canals are maintained here in Venice.
From time to time you'll walk past a canal such as this one. It has been blocked off and dredged. The process takes weeks, possibly longer, I personally have not yet witnessed this event from start to finish so I can't tell for certain. While the canal is dredged, repairs are made-- it's all a very necessary process. A little sad to see a canal in this shape, because normally they are beautiful, each and every one of them. But- the end result is worth the temporary disruption.


risamay said...

Just a quick note to say I love your blog and am so happy to have "discovered" it. I've posted a link to it on my own travel blog: http://risamay.blogspot.com

Rene said...

I luved reading your blog I went to Venice a few years ago and i am going again 18th of this month its the most beautiful place I am so looking forward to being there again How lucky u are to live there Looking forward to more of ur blogs Ren'e