Monday, February 15, 2010


This series of photos seemed appropriate for posting right after V-Day.

Siesta - it's a wonderful thing.
A break or nap in the afternoon.
I saw these guys "catchin' Z's" in their boats one day while walking past Bacino Orseolo.
Plenty of interesting boat features could be pointed out, but right now I'm dead-tired from the Valentine's Day prep, rush, rowing, and clean-up.
And I know I'm not the only one.

These guys crack me up.
They spend almost every day on display, with tourists watching and photographing them like zebras at the zoo, talking about them right there and within earshot. I'm guessing that sooner or later you learn to tune it out and do whatever you feel like...and on that day, at that time, they all felt like taking a proper siesta.

I think I'll take one of my own soon.

1 comment:

Tamas Feher from Hungary said...

> Siesta - it's a wonderful thing

I don't think the venetian gondoliers pictured really wanted much siesta, as many of them have to earn a whole year's living cost during the summer months' tourist rush?