Although the government announced a commitment to ban large cruise ships from entering the lagoon, these sea monsters are making a comeback in the city center, which is very annoying to some residents.
Letter from Venice
A woman in a blue dress is standing on the boat, holding an oar in her hand, seeming to challenge a huge building floating in the smoke…Of course, this is just a snapshot, a huge scene with isolated details in the middle.In addition, logically speaking, amidst the chaos of ruling on the Judeka Canal at 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 5, this scene should be ignored, and the huge MSC Orchestra (92,000 tons and 294 meters long) is slowly advancing, heading towards St. Mark’s Square in hiss, which marks the return of the giant cruise ship that has left the center of Venice since the beginning of the pandemic.
But now, this tiny critical moment is remembered by a photographer and lagoon enthusiast, engineer Michele Gallucci (Michele Gallucci), who lives on a ship moored north of the “Arsenal”. On a small sailboat on Tossa Island. Then, his eye-catching image spread on social networks, which is the best example of the anger that many Venetians once again observed that the many government announcements in the past few months had no meaning.
I have to say that this angry woman is no stranger. Jane Da Mosto was born in South Africa 55 years ago and is a biologist who has lived in the center of Venice for 25 years. She founded a very dynamic association there, we are in Venice, and also an activist for an international network of activists against large cruise ships, the Global Cruise Activist Network, which fights the environmental damage caused by these monsters. Far from only prevailing in the Venetian Lagoon.
“In fact, I am not alone on the boat. The other rower is hidden by a panel, so we cannot see him. She explained. When taking pictures, I tried to catch someone’s eyes on the bridge to get in touch. But I did not succeed…”