Strong as an Ox (Venezia 361)

The human beasts of burden who enable the city to function are not to be underestimated.  The speed that they can achieve with their wheeled barrows (shouting “Attenzione” at all who might impede their progress) perhaps makes it look like an easy job, but a great deal of physical strength is required to drag them up the steps of the 400 plus bridges, and control their descent down the other side.

Then there’s the constant loading and unloading that must place enormous strains upon their backs.  I hope it pays well.

Venezia-11

 

 

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