Lund, September 4, 2016
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Shall Venice die?
It’s been known for quite some time that Venice in Italy is sinking and being destroyed also by over-tourism: 20 million per year in a city of 56,000 inhabitants whose number has fallen dramatically the last few years.
Many of you may have visited Venezia. Can you imagine it dead? I can’t, but it is a realistic scenario and I’ve written a bit about this tragedy on my art blog inspired by art historian Salvatore Settis’ recent wake-up call in the International New York Times and his new book, If Venice Dies.
I forward modest ideas about what can perhaps be done to stop this slow death, world attention to it being one.
But where is the EU in this? Where is the world beyond the market and profit-making? Venice is about a world heritage, not just Venice or Europe.
The photo above is from that unique city, shot at the best time of the year there, in early January when there are almost no tourists.
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