At the risk of becoming a little repetitive I’m going to continue on the Venice theme for a while longer.
Probably my favourite parts of our visits to Venice are the gondolas. I didn’t actually have a ride in one, I couldn’t quite get my head around how many pairs of shoes I could buy with the amount of money I would be spending to sit in a boat for an hour, but I did enjoy looking at them, and of course photographing them, over and over again.
At Rialto we were treated to a passing serenade. (a certain ice-cream advert springs to mind)
I watched from our hotel window with a birdseye view while this gondolier waited for his first fare of the morning.
Gondolas were to be found everywhere, quite happy to frame a picture here, or add a splash of colour there. I’m guessing the gentle lapping of the canal water between the wall and the gondolas made this a nice relaxing place to take a break.
Where was the gondolier, had he tied up for the day ?
No, he was taking a break too.
More from before : visits to “Venice” in Aug 2006 and Jul 2013.