After a while I come up with different names for the various gondolas in my collection of photos.
This one is "the gondola with way too many hoses".
I realize that the dangling hoses are functional, and a rather clever use of rubber hose material. but It seems like they ought to be stowed while cruising.
In fairness, I haven't rowed the man's boat or walked a mile in his shoes, but I must say that the gondola he's rowing is darn-near perfect...if not for all the hoses hanging over the side.
Let's take a closer look:
The gondolier treads on a very nice custom carpet.
This gondola has some sweet cavalli - trumpeting angels in a gold finish.
Real estate people talk a lot about the value of location. This guy's got good location. If he cruises the Rialto area he can probably brag about his docking location.
I may have built this post around the hoses which hang from the side of the boat, but the truth is - she's a beautiful gondola that any gondolier would love to call his own.