Monday, June 16, 2014

Off-Center On-Purpose

photo by Cassandra Mohr
With a good photo from the right bridge,
we can see the asymmetry of the gondola.
Over 150 years ago, Domenico Tramontin gave the gondola her unique asymmetry. He was a creative guy with an inventive spirit,
and he's the one who made the boat so much easier to row with one oar.

I've told passengers for years:
"The world is full of crooked boats,
but these ones are built that way on purpose."

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