Friday, January 12, 2018

Eight Blades in the Front

There are many great places in Venice for "gondola-watching".
One of my very favorite spots is Bacino Orseolo.
nicknamed the "Gondola Garage", this small basin can have thirty or more gondolas rafted together for overnight storage. 

Get there early enough in the morning and you might see them all.
Hang around a while and you can go from "gondola-watching" to "gondolier-watching", as they unwrap and prepare their majestic vessels for the day.

On the morning that I took this photo, there were eight gondolas in the front, with their ferro blades lined up in a row.

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