Friday, February 29, 2008

Mermaid Cavallo

There's nothing quite like well-polished brass.

I've seen a lot of different casting designs, or "cavalli", which means "horses".

Most of the designs are as familiar to me as the familiar faces in my neighborhood.

When you obsess over gondolas long enough, these kinds of things happen.

All the same, I had not seen these little mermaids or "sirens" until I visited Sunset Gondola.

They are actually quite small, but they make up for it in shine, and whoever did the polishing deserves credit.

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