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An Update on Sant'Aponal


This photo just makes me smile. Thanks so much to Andrew for answering my call for someone to check this out, and also for sending the photo to me and giving permission to post it here. Andrew took this photo on November 21, 2012, the day of the Festa della Salute. Happy to see such beautiful blue skies for that lovely celebration.

What cracks me up is that if you look at my photos from 2007, 2008, and 2010, and compare them to Andrew's photo, it is clear as a bell that NOTHING is happening here! Decorative scaffolding, a project completely stalled for some unknown reason. We'll continue to monitor the "progress" on this one. :)

And speaking of Venice and towers, I stumbled across this article about Pierre Cardin's controversial plan to build a "futuristic" tower in Porto Marghera. It wouldn't be in Venice but would be visible from Venice. What do you all think? I vote yes.

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Ask Yvonne to check the campanile in Spring! I'm placing no bets on any change.
The view of the Marghera tower can never be as bad as the industrial landscape we can see across there.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, that is interesting that there doesn't seem to be much progress on the tower. :) Hopefully, the work will progress faster and before your next visit.

I have mixed feelings about that new tower. I think as long as it isn't in Venice itself it would be okay. I like that it will provide a lot of jobs.

Thanks so much for sharing. And thanks to Andrew for sharing his photo. The blue sky is gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend.

I bet that you'll find many opposed to the tower. I agree with Andrew - give what the view is now ANYTHING will be an improvement.

OK, I'll take time out of my "oh so busy" schedule to have a look and take a photo. I wish I had Photoshop, I could do up the campanile to look as though it had been completely restored. :-)

Ciao a tutti/e

Sadly, I'm not surprised that nothing is happening here. This is, after all, Italy! Reminds me of the endless construction going on outside Insp. Brunetti's office in the Donna Leon series!

I'm not sure what to think about Pierre Cardin's proposal. The risk of environmental problems as a result of such a mega-complex is serious, yet the area is already such a mess.


I wonder if the scaffolding is in place simply to address liability issues? Maybe they have no funds to do any renovations, but needed to cover up the tower because it was a safety hazard.

I'm also not sure what to make of the Cardin project...glad I'm not involved in the decision making process!

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