Tuvalu: Venice of the South Pacific

One of the smallest nations in the world, Tuvalu is home to some 11,000 people, most of whom live on a single island cramped for space. Continue reading Tuvalu: Venice of the South Pacific

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Saving Venice from and for ourselves

“Venice is not so much a city as the representation of a city,” writes Peter Ackroyd in Venice: Pure City (2010). Variously called La Dominante, Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Water, City of Masks, City of Bridges, The Floating City, and City of Canals, Venice and its lagoon are listed as a World Heritage Site. With such a reputation, what would we not do to save it? Continue reading Saving Venice from and for ourselves