I rowed this afternoon on the Phoenix; she's a great boat, but it had been a while since I'd rowed my beloved Wedding Gondola. I spent some quality time with a shop-vac, a bucket, and a brush. Within a short time the Wedding Gondola was ready for her time in the spotlight.
I went home and had dinner with my family (a true gondolier ritual), and arrived in time to put on the finishing touches prior to cruise time.
Before my guests arrived, I set up the camera on tripod and snapped a few low-light long-exposures.
From the bow you can see part of the intricately carved deck, with allegorical characters adorning both sides.