in Venice recently
and they were to do with the amount of pollution
and structural damage to the city's foundations
from these giants of the seas.
It was claimed that these giant ships sailing through the lagoon
produce more cancer causing chemicals than all the cars in the city of
Milan. The source of this terrible news was an independent* German
study group I was informed.
It could be true. On one of these giants of the seas I counted nine
One ship was so big I had to walk almost a hundred meters away to
to view the thing
with my camera.
The protests took place a few days after the raising of the infamous Costa Concordia.
Many of the ships are bigger than any of Venice's hotels, museums
and churches. Here's one approaching Saint Marks Square
on its way out of the lagoon.
*extract from handout: