In ancient Venice, the authorities encouraged people to go there to learn new skills with just one proviso- you cannot leave once you are skilled. I guess that was an early version of how to protect intellectual property!
Still a few managed to escape and that is why we find other places in the world with such skills too.
This early morning shot shows a small boat unloading supplies - it has a small crane for heavier loads. Adds to the costs of transporting goods.
As we had a few minutes waiting for the private water taxi, we explored the hotel a little and decided to have some fun.
"How do you waltz in this?" The correct hand placement should be at the waist and not the hips!
My wife hiding between the 2 costumes and that really shows how wide that costume was.
and the lobby. The 2 "dolls" are located opposite where I am seated.
The display was to advertise the rental services they had at the hotel. We saw a few hotel guests in costume when they were walking back after a day's parade.