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We walked along the edge of Venezia, alongside the lagoon, at one point.  As you can tell from the first picture, the island is sinking (as if nobody knew that already), and at places with stairs like these, often times several stairs are underneath the water.  Thankfully it wasn’t flooding that day.  The island in the second picture is actually the cemetery island – many famous people are buried there apparently (I’m not quite sure who), and it’s also sinking, as everything else.  (taken 14.11.2014)

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