photo by Kathleen K. Parker
Happy birthday to Robert Dula (aka "Roberto"),
the hardiest gondolier I know.
Plenty has been said on the Gondola Blog already about "Hurricane Bob" and his many adventures. Search "Dula" in the upper left-hand corner if you're not already familiar with our friend on New Orleans.
The photo above was graciously provided by photographer Kathleen K. Parker.
A higher quality version can be seen here.