Friday, July 20, 2012

Walking the Rail

photos by Tamás Fehér
In a perfect world, our beautiful black boats wouldn't show so many
water spots and collect so much dust.
In a perfect world we could park our boats in full-length slips,
giving a gondolier the ability to walk alongside his boat on both sides.
And in this perfect world such a docking arrangement wouldn't cost
an arm and a leg.
But we don't live in a perfect world.
Our boats get dirty, we have to clean them, and it's not easy
to reach every inch of the gondola when she's afloat.
Sometimes you've just gotta get creative to reach those difficult areas - gotta get on the rail and do a little balancing act.

Ah, but if ever there were a boat worthy of such attention, she surely would be 36 feet long, glossy black, and designed to take passengers on the most memorable and sometimes romantic cruises they could ever take.

Yeah, these boats are worth it.

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