Monday, October 25, 2010

Oakland Sandolo

Here's a snooping snap I took while visiting Angelino and April's operation in Oakland, California back in early April.
I had hoped to meet up with them, and called ahead, only to find out that while I was going to be in their neighborhood, they would be down south near mine. The rain was a spoiler that day.  I arranged to meet one of the gondoliers, but Mother Nature sometimes knows how to ruin a good plan.

Having been on Lake Merritt before to row and train with Angelino,
I remembered where he kept a special sandolo. 
I managed to aim my camera lens between the chained doors, prying them open just enough to get the shot, and here's what I got:

What a beautiful boat.
I was not disappointed. 
From what I could see, she was the same masterpiece I'd seen years earlier.

I must clarify here, that it is NOT a good idea to nose around like I did, and, um, don't try this at home kids.

I should also apologize to the Gondola Servizio staff for my snooping, but the boat is beautiful and I just knew you all would appreciate seeing an image of her.

To read my post from that day, go to "A Rainy Day Around the Bay"

and for some photos of the gondolas on Lake Merritt taken that day, go to my post "Rainy Day in Oakland".

Gondola Servizio's website is

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