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Looking back towards a lovely sunset on the Grand Canal- winter time- you can tell by the gondolier's heavy coat- no striped T-shirts this day- but still a charming and romantic way to pass an hour. I liked the almost silhouetted effect of the gondolier with the strong back-lighting.

The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city, serving as traghetti (ferries) over the Grand Canal. They are also used in special regattas (rowing races) held amongst gondoliers. The gondola is propelled like punting, except an oar is used instead of a pole. Their primary role today, however, is to carry tourists on rides at fixed rates. Courtesy of Wikipedia

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  • Copyright: Kathryn Weir (kathryn_weir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 463] (2056)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-12-13
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-09-16 8:37
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