The men and women who pick up the rubbish and keep the streets clean here in Venice, use brooms like this.
They are surprisingly efficient at the job they must do.
I hadn’t given any thought to what happened when the old brooms wore out, but one day a big light dawned for me. There is a Veritas depot near where I live. As I understand it, this is the organisation responsible for the cleanliness of the city. (I go to another depot to pick up the bags for the paper recycling, and the stickers that go onto the glass/plastic stuff.)
This is what I saw through the open gates of the depot near me, one day.
Well, what do you know? That’s a whole heap of replacement broom heads.
Now, I only have to hang around until I can see how they go about changing the heads!
I’ll be away for a few days, so I’ll check back with you all about Wednesday. Cheers!