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Regatta Report

Last Sunday, July 16, I attended the Redentore regatta at Giudecca. First the pupperini rowed by the youngsters got the crowd started, with Giacomo Marangon and Simone Vecchiato taking first. (What great names, right? Marangon is the name of the … Continue reading

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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 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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Puzzling #6

I just realized that I never posted the finished puzzle! Here it is.

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Puzzling #3

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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: http://lauramorelli.com/2014/09/05/the-history-of-the-venetian-gondola-a-new-video-lesson-for-ted-ed/ One of my favorite … Continue reading

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Cartoon Analysis

Last weekend the comic strip Rose Is Rose featured a gondolier! http://www.gocomics.com/roseisrose/2014/11/23 Let’s do some analysis here: The gondola has a proper forcola (with a bend in it and a little cleft to hold the oar), and there’s a ferro … Continue reading

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