Tuesday, November 22, 2005

New Boot--the Moses--Unveiled.

I wish I had a photo, but I don't. So I'll leave it to your imagination:

Its name is Moses, just like the prophet found floating in the water and who led the Hebrews through the Red Sea, and it's a curious tubular boot that was presented on Thursday 10 November at Harry's Bar by its creator, Venetian actor Maurizio Bastianetto. One side of the boot has stylised drawings of fish and, on the other, a ruler that marks the height of the tide. Anyone who wears these boots will be able to know the exact level of the "acqua alta". The price is very affordable -- 12 euros -- and the manufacturer, which will produce 100,000 pair a year, presented mayor Massimo Cacciari and governor Giancarlo Galan with the first two samples. ("BUONGIORNO VENEZIA - The News from Venice" published fortnightly by VENICEWORD INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SERVICES in Venice, Italy - 21 November 2005)

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