Sunday, January 24, 2010

Orseolo - the Ferro Line-Up

When you arrive at Bacino Orseolo in the very early morning, the place is jammed with gondolas. Later on, after many of the boats have gone into service, the "raft" dwindles down a bit.
Here are a few shots I took when there were only 15 or so gondolas there.

The way the gondolas fit together there is both confusing and pleasing to the eye.
One thing that caught my eye this time was the way the ferros of the five gondolas in front lined up;
similar in some ways but each one as unique as the boat it was attached to.

Each one different, and yet unmistakeably "gondola".

1 comment:

Tamas Feher from Hungary said...

When the bacino is really full, one could play gondola-Sokoban there
(it's a silly game about transferring crates that can only be pushed, so it requires a lot of thinking how not to block oneself in a storage area)