While visiting Burano and Mazzorbo, Tamás ran into this barge full of paline.
When we see them in place, they seem to just fade into the background, but stacked like this, they remind us of gigantic pencils, or as Tamás pointed out, enormous wooden stakes.
Next he came upon the site where the paline were being put into place.
I am always amazed at how the Venetians manage to keep the water where they want it.
Tamás also took a photo of this sign and sent it to me with the following text:The photo shows the on-site billboard, which explains it's a 300,000 euro emergency repair, to temporarily restore the badly deteriorated canal walls.
Thanks for the photos, Tamás.
It's a rare opportunity to see the work necessary to keep the water in one place, and the land in another.