Gondole

11 September, 2014

Sometimes a gondola ride seems more a traffic jam than a romantic experience…

gondole_jam

gondole_jam

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Sometimes it rains

3 March, 2010

rain

rain

Masks on gondola

15 February, 2010

gondola

gondola

Classic picture

bride and friends

bride and friends

Capitello on Gondole stop

27 October, 2008

In every  “Stazio” – a Gondola landing place with a little shelter for Gondolieri – you can find a Capitello.
A Capitello is a holy image, usually a Madonna image.

This is the Capitello of the Santa Sofia Traghetto (Cannaregio district).

capitello gondole

capitello gondole

GONDOLA ART

6 May, 2008

gondola

The portèla a spigolo is a wood board that close the box room under the gondola prow.
It has been introduced in the XIX century and it’s the only part of the gondola where the gondolier can be free, the rest of the boat: colour, materials, shape… is strictly ordered.
Here some example you can see today:

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gondola
 
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ECO-GONDOLA

2 May, 2008

On the front of this gondola there is a solar panel.

solar panel

The energy is used for the little night light.

solar panel