We've got a lot of different variations in the US - both in gondolas and covers.
So the question, my friends, is do you or don't you cover your gondolas?
I know some of you who read the gondolablog aren't the ones who decide whether or not to cover. I'm more interested in IF and HOW it is done.
Please don't worry about "giving up some trade secret", chances are half the readers here have either already figured it out for themselves, or have seen you do it. And besides, one of my all-time goals regarding communication between gondola operators, is to have healthy discussions where everybody benefits from the exchange of information.
Here's a gondola with cover that I shot a few years ago near the Campo San Maurizio in the San Marco district.
Having operated gondolas for over fifteen years, I've subscribed to several different views at different times, based on maintenance, cleanliness, visibility, practicality and yes, even laziness.
I promise to share my thoughts on the subject, but first I'd like to hear yours.
And of course, we must remember that each location and approach to operating gondolas will have an influence on what makes the most sense to you.
So spit it out!
Not everyone has had the guts or conviction to comment on my posts but I know you're reading them, and I thank you.
Now is the time to speak your mind and make this a forum.
If it makes you feel better, you can start your comment with "Hey Greg, I think you're a jack-ass!", just please follow it up with some opinions or wisdom on the subject.
Come on! Comment on my blog!
I DARE YA!