Answers to Your Gondola Questions

Ever wonder why gondolas are black? Or why they’re asymmetrical? Do you want to see a gondolier with a knife in hand? Here’s a fun animated talk about the history of the gondola in Venice:

One of my favorite parts is the animation of a wealthy Venetian buying a boat, or the scene where a corrupt gondolier is guilty of extortion and cursing. The boat maker crying while painting his gondola went straight to my heart.

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1 Response to Answers to Your Gondola Questions

  1. Thank you, Kathleen, for mentioning my gondola video for TED-Ed! I’m glad you liked it. The animator did a good job of injecting some humor–I agree!

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