With the small Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore in the background, and the column of ferro blades which rock up and down with the movement of the water, this spot has mesmerized (some would say hypnotized) many a visitor.
I noticed a certain uniformity in the blue canvas on these boats.
Some are a little older than others, but there's more consistency there than in most other places where gondolas are plentiful.
As is common in Venice,this guy does the "roll to one side" rather than hassle with removing the canvas. I noticed that his bow-deck was fully carved, indicating that his was a wedding gondola.
I had to get a closer look.
But as I raised my camera and started to zoom in, I saw something familiar...
It was that same look I got at the produce boat!
I swear, all I did was take pictures.