While exploring Venice's most well-known gondola yard,
Garrett ducked into the workshop and took these photos.
The Venetian squero takes it's name from a sort of builder's square that's been used by shipwrights in the region for centuries.
These places are best known for building gondolas, but the truth is that most squeri spend a lot more time servicing existing gondolas than they do building new ones.
Meet Garrett Budwine - who's provided the Gondola Blog with many great photos. This is a nice side-by-side view of a standard gondola (left) and a wedding gondola (right)
Squero San Trovaso has the distinction of not only being Venice's most well-known gondola yard, but also the most photographed. In fact I've posted lots of my own photos of the place here. As a gondola fanatic and a photographer, a place like that is what we might call a "target-rich environment".