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Bug Killler Gondola

As part of my occasional series of gondola-related stuff, here’s your latest peek into my collection. I got this at the fair trade shop by the Rialto Bridge. It’s made from used bug spray cans. Clever recycling, but whoever got … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Felt Felze

New entry in my occasional series where I show off my gondola stuff. This is an antique gondola made of velvet and other materials. I bought it about 15 years ago at a flea market in Santa Cruz, California. The … Continue reading

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Gondolarhino

And you thought the white rhino was rare! These two were spotted in Venice at a shop on the Calle Malipiero.

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Gondola Stuff: The Metalhead

From my collection of gondola stuff. I got this one off ¬†eBay in a sudden fit when I thought I needed more gondola things but I wasn’t in Venice to shop for something there. Unfortunately, it’s missing the tip of … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff–Ashtray?

Time to share another item from my collection of gondola stuff! This is, I believe, an ashtray; as you can see it’s from Ristorante Pizzeria Fuin. I picked it up at an antique store in Venice, though I can’t remember … Continue reading

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Gondola Sighting–NYC

At the boathouse in New York’s Central Park, this gondola was moored and sadly only half covered. Maybe it’s been a long winter, but she was a bit beat up along her side and her forcola was well-worn. Still, I … Continue reading

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Gondola Stuff: Wooden Ferro

As a part of my occasional series “Gondola Stuff,” here you get to see another item from my collection. Friends presented me with this lovely wooden ferro, ¬†hand-carved by a Venetian artist. The artist included a Murano glass inlay, in … Continue reading

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