Ingo Stahl in Germany just sent me this photo of a unique "felze" of sorts.
We've looked at a few traditional variations on the theme here on the blog, now here's a whole different approach.
As Ingo indicated in his e-mail, it reminds one of the convertible top on an old Ford car.
The gondola belongs to Jürgen Riegel, who operates it in Bamberg, Germany.
The above photo was taken in 2005 in Munich where there were three gondolas assembled for the Bundesgartenschau garden exhibition.
Ingo informed me that Spring has not really arrived yet in his corner of the world. In the last few days they've even had more snow. He hopes to see the weather change in time to operate by the end of April.
Thanks for the photo Ingo.
Jürgen: when you get a chance, we'd love to hear the details on that unique felze.
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