Algae Reflections @ Venice |not food|

When you visit Venice, Italy, the breathtaking ‘City of Light’ you will notice a couple of things once you have acclimated a bit to the sheer beauty of its meandering canals and Renaissance bridges. The light in venice is superb and is obviously weather dependant but you can see for yourself the reflections from the blue skies and dark green canal waters.

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The water is green, really green and depending upon the time of year it can stink. Many attribute the smell to the less than modern sewage system. Though that does contribute, the real culprit is Venice’s overpopulation of algae. Several species of algae give the Venice canals their characteristic deep green hue that can wreck havoc on the city’s fleet of ferry boats.

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