Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Gondolier

You've probably seen pictures of a gondola. But have you ever taken a good look at the gondolier, the gondola's driver? A gondola, if you don't know is a boat that gets you around the city of Venice. The laws in Venice state that you have to have been born there to row a gondola. The gondolier faces the bow and pushes with one oar. Long ago, there used to be thousands of gondoliers rowing their gondolas, but today there are only a few hundred, and most of them serve the tourists.

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