For the 48000 or so inhabitants of the city, I’m sure the sight of anything being delivered by boat is entirely mundane, but for me anything beyond fish has an exotic aspect.   These baskets, and the huge bottles they contained, are the modern equivalent of the amphorae found in great numbers at sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum, which of course means they contain alcohol.  Red wine to be more specific.

And a lot more aesthetic than the alloy beer keg.

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One thought on “A Merchant of Venice (Venezia 270)

  1. Thankyou for this insight. I am writing a fantasy novel where one of my cities is loosely based on Venice. I had not thought about deliveries. So yes, thanks ☺ BTW I follow your blog because i enjoy your photos and not for research just in case you wondered

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