Friday, October 19, 2012

Red Gondola in Murano

photos by Tamás Fehér

While following the Vogalonga through the lagoon,
Tamás snapped a few photos of this bright red gondola being rowed solo as it passed through Murano.

I don't know if there's any sort of Freudian meaning behind it, but for some reason I've had several dreams which have included a red gondola.
Maybe I was a fireman in a previous life.
Unlike the gondola featured in my post "The Red Racing Gondola",
this boat didn't have the trademark vent holes at the stern,
but I'm pretty sure she belongs to a club who's colors are red and blue.
Thirty-six feet is a lot of boat to row in an event like the Vogalonga,
but this guy looked like he knew what he was doing.
A red gondola - it's a beautiful thing.


Xander Lawson said...

I've been on my share of unique apt tours and cruises before, but that's something still on my bucket list. I can only wonder though when I'll get the opportunity to cruise around in a gondola.

M. said...
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M. said...

Hello, this guy surely knew what he was doing. I happen to know him well: he is my husband and every year he rows the Vogalonga with this red and blue gondola, today 09.06.19 included. The boat does not belong to any club, it's his own and was made for him.

Gondola Greg said...

Thanks for your comment!
I'm jealous of the guy.
What a great boat.