Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

Venice Gondoler depot

“The Venetian gondola is as free and graceful, in its gliding movement, as a serpent. It is twenty or thirty feet long and is narrow and deep like a canoe; its sharp bow and stern sweep upward from the water like the horns of a crescent…. The bow is ornamented with a battle axe attachment that threatens to cut passing boats in two.”  –  Mark Twain – ‘The Innocents Abroad’

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7 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

  1. How much for a ride in a gondola nowadays? Perhaps they should introduce them to Birmingham, complimentary bag of chips for every passenger. More canals than Venice you know…..

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  2. It’s about 80 to 100 euro, depending on the time of day, etc. That’s per boat, not passenger.

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  3. Lovely pic! I featured gondoliers in my gathering post, if you’d like to check it out. In almost exactly the same location as this. http://www.eyestoheart.me … Love Venice. Such an interesting city.

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  4. Great quote to go with the photo.

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