At any given time, many of Venice’s historic sites/buildings are undergoing restoration. It is typical to see them shrouded in some form of cover whilst this work is being undertaken. This cover is often paid for by a sponsor, so our vision may be assaulted by some mighty large advertisements. However, that advertising money is for a good cause.
Here are just two of the sites you can’t see if you’re in Venice right now. These photos were taken in 2008.
PS Another anniversary today. It was 45 years ago that we first sighted the Sydney Harbour Bridge, on our arrival by ship from Canada.