The Challenge of Venice in the 14th Century D.18.11.08

7 Nov

In Venice the lagoon is a very treacherous place to navigate. Some of the water is very deep and navigable, and some is very shallow.
If you don’t know exactly what you were doing, it would be very easy for your entire invasion fleet to get stuck in the mud. The Venetians knew this, and they celebrated it in the architecture of the Doge’s palace, with its very open facade.
And just general appearance of happiness, joy, which is something at odds with the general tone of the 14th century.
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