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    Venice disposes sewage into its famous canals. It's swept out by tides twice-daily. It has modernized somewhat, but this practice is still common: https://www.venipedia.org/wiki/index...ewage_disposal
    Hmmmmmm. Not one single travel poster illustrated that. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Hmmmmmm. Not one single travel poster illustrated that. Ever.
    Chuckle. Good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Venice disposes sewage into its famous canals. It's swept out by tides twice-daily. It has modernized somewhat, but this practice is still common: https://www.venipedia.org/wiki/index...ewage_disposal
    Reminds me of one of the most iconic beaches (Bondi) in the sixties: some sort of blockage, bankup, blowout or overflow. When I advised my dad of the untreated logs, he told me it was like it in the thirties. Guess they have fixed it by now..........
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    I wonder if there is a Venetian version of Paris syndrome, in which people experience extreme shock when they discover that the famous Venice canals are actually sewers. I admit it was shocking just reading about it on the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I wonder if there is a Venetian version of Paris syndrome, in which people experience extreme shock when they discover that the famous Venice canals are actually sewers. I admit it was shocking just reading about it on the net.
    i reckon there would be esp if "it" was discovered the day after falling overboard from a gondola while in a loving embrace.

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    Glenelg Railway company workers. Australia, 1880.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Canal cleaning? First off, who accepts the water drained away. Then, old as Venice is, tells me sewage collects as well. And to the mid-left; spectators?
    Probably the relief crew. I doubt those guys could dig that s6!t for very long. Probably switched out pretty frequently I would think.

    There is one VERY happy guy that LOVES his work there in the middle. Probably got promoted from shovel-er to cart pusher.

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    Which one is Mike Rowe?

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    I'm not trying to be mean but the truth is the truth. Italy and the surrounding areas are some pretty vile places to go due to there lack of waste treatment. Not much has changed since the days of horses and carriages for their waste management.

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    They must have had good swimming horses back in the day in Venice, and floating carriages.

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