Sunday, October 4, 2009

Forum: If You Could Row Anywhere

It's been a while since we've had a good forum.
I know there are a number of "gondola fanatics" reading the blog these days, so this should be an easy one for every one of you.
The question is:
If you could row anywhere other than Venice, where would it be?
Don't be shy my friends, throw your best, whimsical, unusual, or heartfelt answer at me.




DG Beat said...

Willy Wonka's chocolate river.

Tamas Feher from Hungary said...

- Chocolate river may be possible, I think it was done for real in the 1970s movie version.

- If there will be liquid water flowing on Mars ever again that would be an interesting place to row. Also, what about Moon river, wider than a mile?

- Under an off-shore windmill farm

- There are underground cave rivers where people can row, but I doubt gondolas and other stand-up style boats would fit there.

Bepi Venexiano said...

What!? and feed you with ideas for your next expedition?

From Point Park in Pittsburgh to New Orleans. No time frame.

Then the Nile, Amazon, Lake Tahoe, and the length of Lake Mead.

Anonymous said...

> Then the Nile <

Next day Il Gazettino front page:

"Horror on the water:
crocodile devours gondolier!"

Bepi said...


"Gondolier makes his own crocodile skin boots"

Anonymous said...

'or Gondolier makes his own crocodile skin boots'

Piu' i xe forti, piu' i xe mati!

Bepi Venexiano said...

Mati per gondole! e forti.

Lets see, this anonymous speaks venet, I will guess Rene or Nereo.

Nereo said...

Not me, Nereo. But there's another say "se no i xe mati no li volemo".

Bepi said...

After a lot of effort I cannot find a translation of the word "volemo" though I found that the whole phrase is the title of a play and movie. Any help? Otherwise it may be time to say "buttercow"!

Gondola Greg said...


Nereo said...

it's a saying. "Volemo" is the translation in Venetian of the verb "Volere" (Vogliamo : we want)"
More or less the meaning is : We want to deal only with crazy guys / people. As you know the exact meaning of sayings is impossible to translate ...

Bepi said...

Thanks. A great phrase.