Monday, December 3, 2007

PHOTOS FROM VENICE - engraved ferro

I shot this photo in 2000 while crossing over a small canal behind Piazza San Marco in one of the more maze-like areas I've explored in the city. The gondola in the back is a standard model but the one in front appears to have the deck carvings of a wedding gondola. The ferro is most likely aluminum because it has the three decorative pieces in front. The finish level on the ferro is what's confusing - while the color of the metal tends towards aluminum, you hardly ever see this level of shine on anything but stainless. I guess I'll just have to go back, find the boat, and ask the gondolier. The engraved initials ought to help.

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