Venice and the Grove; it's about charm and scale
Many Hollywood celebrities have taken on this fight. They feel the ships tower over the highest structure in Venice and they take away the charm of the whole experience of Venice, calling it "senseless devastation."
They claim the ships are brushing up against the famed architecture. They call it a lack of respect. Some ships are more than 96,000 tons and are twice as long as St Mark’s Square. The church domes are dwarfed by the ships massive height. Sort of like a soccer stadium built right on our waterfront in downtown Miami.
This reminds me a bit of Key West where the once quiet streets are bombarded by cruise passengers now, Key West's assault is on foot after people leave the ships, in Venice, the actual ships in the waterways and historic canals is the problem.
At least here in the Grove we don't have to worry about this type of activity. But who knows what's going on at our waterfront these days anyway.
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