An enduring and romantic symbol of the water city that is Venice,
a lone gondola rests on the Grand Canal.
I remember my first visit to Venice some years ago.
The whole notion of boats taking the place of cars, buses and delivery vehicles as primary modes of transportation was such a fascinating concept.
In fact, it still fascinates me.
Instead of the crush of cars there are, naturally, traffic jams of gondola, especially in the smaller channels.
This is particularly so during the day when cruise ship passengers invade the city. It’s kind of surreal, in a way, but a classic reflection of this beautiful old city.
We experienced our gondola ride in the early evening. Much less traffic. Highly recommended.
A story for another day.
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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014