Among the features you will notice in Venice, are the mooring posts and the navigation posts.
Exposure to atmospheric air leads to rotting.
A whole trade has developed around the replacement of the rotten poles.
Now, technology rears its head. Plastic posts have been developed, which look ALMOST like the real thing. They won’t rot like the wooden ones. But, what will happen to all those currently employed in this trade, once the plastic posts are used exclusively?
Next time you’re in Venice, keep your eyes open and see how many of the plastic posts you spot.