Thursday, March 22, 2012


Several years ago I saw one for the first time - the "Gondoliers Calendar".
It didn't have the same effect on me as it would on a young lady,
but I got a kick out of it, and saw it as a genius piece of marketing.

I think the first one I saw was given to me by a friend who thought I should do a similar calendar using American gondoliers. 
I'm not sure that I'm worthy of a page,
but I can think of a few gondoliers who would definitely qualify.
It would be a fun project, but really,
I don't think I have the time right now.

In the mean time, one of these calendars ended up in the hands of a girl named Sonia Gil who has a weekly video blog and works in language studies (nice work if you can get it).

Sonia posted this video and the search was on.
"Venice: Can You Help Me Find Mr. Gondola?"

As so many things do these days, the video went a little viral and folks started helping with the search.  One such helper happened to be Marie over at "Italy to Los Angeles and Back".

Next, Sonia posted an update.
"The Gondolier Models Are Real! Thank You Internet!!"

I'm sure that eventually she will come face to face with Mr. May,
or whichever gondolier she is in search of.

I hope there's another video to follow the discovery.

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