Venice would not be Venice without gondolas. They are everywhere and there are some very handsome men guiding these lovely black boats through the canals. I think they might have to pass a test to be accepted, like the men who join the Carabinieri. I’m sure they only accept handsome men to pull on the navy pants with the red stripe and the gondolier’s striped top.
All the comforts of home.
It seems to be the domain of men. I did see one woman driving a cross canal gondola, but I wasn’t quick enough to capture her on film.
You will have to settle for the boys.
My gondola is bigger than yours.
A more casual approach.
While we were in Venice there was a transport strike, which meant there were no ferries. The cross canal gondoliers were kept very busy.
Here are a few more photos of gondolas, I took a lot.
Gliding past one of the loveliest buildings along the Grand Canal.
The next one is my favourite gondola photo.
Tourists keep the gondolas afloat in Venice. Long may it continue.