April 18, 2011
Deliveries in Venice are no easy task. Most items are delivered in the morning before the crowds block the narrow streets and bridges of the city.
Everything starts out being transported to the nearest location by boat. But then it needs to be moved from the canal to the final destination. Usually that is done by hand trucks. Watching the delivery men negotiate the hand trucks up and down the steps, and across the bridges...is sometimes like watching a dance. It takes strength, precision, and careful balance.