Here, in Venice, the “Devil” is (definitely) in the detail. The new metal door recently installed in the much older building, though a little out of place, appears perfectly functional and looks like it is good operating condition.
What needs to be pointed out here is that Venice, Italy is a city, situated just a few feet above sea level and so those cracks in the wall may be caused by the overwhelming presence of sea water in the immediate vicinity.
Furthermore, Venice may also be a bellwether locale, for the distinct possibility that our sea levels are rising and this phenomena may be causing and will cause problems along some coastlines in the near future.
This is a photograph (taken by the author) of a popular poster, commemorating the work of Livio De Marchi, an Italian artist and woodcarver, who enjoys building floatable cars and driving them around the canals of Venice, Italy.
Global Warming In Our Future
Many scientists predict dire environmental events in our near future. Here is one possible scenario, where rising coastal waters, make life at sea level unpredictable or perhaps impossible. Future