Picturit

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photoblog image ....'Coffee break'???.....

....'Coffee break'???.....

 

Look at Ginnie's post for a close-up.

 

 

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....'Coffee break'???.....

 

Look at Ginnie's post for a close-up.

 

 

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comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 8 May 2017, 01:07
Love that launching ramp...it looks like there might be a few spills into the water most days...
Picturit: To know that already for over a hundred years this place is used to make gondolas. These are ready to be put back in the water.
Astrid.
And to think we just "happened" upon this place, having no clue what it was! The video is fabulous. So glad you found it. It says there are 5 of these boatyards left in Venice but I read that this is the last one that's fully functional. And they make only one new gondola a year?
Picturit: It takes a year to have the pieces ready to build, they use 8 different types of wood and they do it the old fashion way. Just by coincident I recognised the place. This is the only place left where they build.
Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 8 May 2017, 05:58
I think you would love to watch the building of a gondola, Astrid
Picturit: I would love to see it, it only takes a year, I can live that long in Venice I think wink.
Astrid.
first time to see the underbelly of a gondola, Astrid. i like the light in your image.
Picturit: For me too, I never knew they are flat... but that makes sense for the shallow lagoon they can go in.
Thank you, Ayush.
Astrid
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2017, 07:30
Very nice scenes! I especially like the lower one. (I know a place in Venice where the gondolas are built up and repaired - the last gondola -workshop.)
Picturit: This is the place Philine, the only one left where they build and repair. I would have loved to have a tour there.
Astrid,
  • Alan
  • Carnan, Eochar
  • 8 May 2017, 07:37
Now I've never seen the underside of a gondola before; I was surprised to see it had quite a flat bottom. The footpath opposite the boatyard looks to be a good place to watch any action there. Well you be building one for use in your home town?
Picturit: Me neither, Alan, but it makes sense for the waters around Venice are shallow. I think it would be a joy to see them at work. I already have plans for my own here in Gorinchem......smile
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 May 2017, 07:42
You have put Ginnie's picture into context here Astrid
Picturit: That is what we intended to do and mostly Ginnie does the overview and I do the detail...now it was the other way around.
Thank you, Chris.
Astrid.
Picturit: We are in our spare time.... Watson and Watson....smile
Astrid.
Hi Astrid!! it's neat the way you two connected up your shots of this boat yard... i enjoyed the two perspectives! just thought i would stop by and say helloooooo... xoxox
Picturit: Hellooooooo back, thank you, Elaine. It was fun to post this today, together with Ginnie.
Astrid.
Between you, Ginnie and the video, you have given us quite a view of this famous spot. I would like to know how that gear shift works.
Picturit: That pice of wood is the most expensive on the boat. It is quite complicated. And so unique.
Thank you, Mary. It was fun to do.
Astrid.
Wow, only one gondola a year? How very cool! Love that Monday brought us two different perspectives!
Picturit: Indeed, 1 year, 8 different kinds of wood and a lot I'd patience and love and glue, I guess. It was our joy, Robin.
Astrid.
More Venice it could not get.
Picturit: You said it, Brian.... this is such a great place.
Astrid.
Great stuff Lady P. Lovely to see craftspersons are still around
Picturit: I am glad they do and I think the tourists are kind of 'making' them to keep the tradition alive.
Astrid.
I like that launching ramp...
Interesting shots and video!
Picturit: Thank you, Tom. This is the kind of things I love to watch.
Astrid.
What a great compliment to Ginnie's close up - a great find and photo, Astrid!
The gondola video was very enlightening... what workmanship!
Picturit: Don't you just love these old trades still around and what a treasure it must be to work there.
Astrid.

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