Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another Shot from "That Spot"

Here's another photo I took at "That Spot" in the San Marco sestier.
Every time I've gone by there, I've seen high-quality gondolas with most, if not all of the trimmings.

In this image, we see a stainless steel ferro, custom-edged gondolier's carpet (known as a "tapeto" or "tapeo"), scimier (the decorative piece mounted above the seat-back), custom upholstery, and a rather unique forcola.
The forcola has decorative carvings and gold-leaf inlay. It's a little rough, but still a very rare piece.

I've always been passing by when I've taken photos at this location. Next time, I'll bring my tripod and spend some quality time.

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