Item 37997 - PHOTO0000002297

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FR PUNES AG 12-Photo-CLT-37997




  • 1966 (Creation)

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1 black-and-white photo print.

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English transcription: Year by year Venice is slowly falling into decay as it sinks into the mud of its lagoon. Many of the buildings are falling into ruins, simply because they are uninhabited. Venice's heritage is threatened by storms which are causing more and more flooding in the city. Swift currents eat at the city's foundation. Humidity and air pollution are causing paintings and the city's marble to deteriorate. UNESCO, on 2 December 1966, launched a campaign for the saving of Venice and has commenced a large-scale study of the Venetian problem as a whole.
French transcription: Venise se dégrade d'année en annés et s'enfonce progressivement dans la lagune. Ses édifices prennent lentement des allures de ruines parce que personne n'y habite. Les inondations succesives et les courants trop rapides érodent la base des bâtiments. La pollution atmosphérique joue un rôle important dans la dégradation des marbres et des peintures. L'UNESCO a lancé, le 2 décembre 1966, un appel pour la sauvergarde de Venise et vient d'établir une importante étude sur l'ensemble des problèmes.
Description: A general view of Venice.
Location: Venice

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UNESCO / Alexis N. Vorontzoff. See Reproduction notice here: Photographic Archives

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  • French

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  • Latin

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