That Venice is sinking is well documented, so when I arrived I half expected to see entire building facades sliding into the sea and those famous bridges warping through the slow but debilitating erosion process. What I found was a vibrant city where commerce is still king (much as it had been at its apex of power centuries ago.) No doubt this is from the overly thriving tourist trade (a population of 60,000 serves roughly 10 million visitors a year!) but you do what you can to survive and prosper. Take the gentlemen above, delivering water and Sprite to the hotels, restaurants, and ultimately the masses, a common site on the canals each morning.