Sacred and profane
17 November, 2008
If you visit Venice now, you will see many scaffolds with huge advertising. The Bridge of Sighs, the Punta della Dogana, the Campanile of St Marks, the Salute Church and some other minor buildings are undergoing a major restoration.
The scaffolds are due to the restoration of buildings, but many are complaining about the advertising.
Thi is a picture of San Simeon Piccolo (in front of the train station). The Venice Church autorities complain that the image is not suitable for a Church. Other say that the advertising are paying the restoration of the Church. What do you think?
This picture on San Simeon will be removed soon, but the issue still for the other buildings. Is it a useful solution for the expencive restoration that Venice always needs, or it’s a damage of Venice beauty and image?