Both natives and tourists enjoy riding through the canals of Venice in a gondola. Most gondolas are lavishly decorated in richly colored, lush fabrics for very elegant lounging with your Sweet One on your watery tour of Venice: Here's two closeups of Venetian gondoliers with their classic boater hats and striped shirts. There's a lot of friendly rivalry among the gondoliers. Who has the most romantically appointed gondola? Which boat has bragging rights in the annual gondola races?
I took this last photo of a just married young couple on the dock when we got off the ferry from Lido Beach, Venice to the mainland. The wedding party was seeing them off to the waiting cruise ship for their wedding journey--lots of music and good wishes for the bride and groom. I wish I had gotten a photo of the bride's sandals with their extravagant organza bows tied at her ankles:
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