Sunday, August 30, 2009

Two Gondolas at Rio Frari and Rio San Toma

I noticed these guys on my way to Franco Furlanetto's shop one day. They'd set up shop on a well-trafficked bridge not far from the San Toma traghetto. Two nicely appointed gondolas, two gondoliers, a makeshift sign, and a bridge with tourists walking by. They had all the ingredients necessary.

One gondolier was busy messing with the boats, while the other was stationed on the bridge.

And as you can see, the two gondolas were easily visible from the bridge.

1 comment:

Tamas Feher from Hungary said...

These photos show once again how huge those boats are. It is a wonder a single person can row them.

On the other hand, looking at the topside photo: a post about the rear section of gondolas would be most welcome! There are many sections, compartments and covers hidden there and many I don't know about their uses. Thanks!