Some have great broad stone staircases leading down to the water, with heavy stone balustrades ornamented with statuary and fancifully adorned with creeping vines and bright-colored flowers--for all the world like a drop curtain in a theatre, and lacking nothing but long-waisted, high-heeled women and plumed gallants in silken tights coming down to go serenading in the splendid gondola
As we went, however, in her gondola, gliding there under the sociable hood with the bright Venetian picture framed on either side by the movable window, I could see that she was amused by my infatuation, the way my interest in the papers had become a fixed idea.
The gondola stopped, the old palace was there; it was a house of the class which in Venice carries even in extreme dilapidation the dignified name.
He had not left the hotel ten minutes before he was fast asleep in the gondola.
Towards six o'clock his gondola took him back, with another fine appetite, to meet some travelling acquaintances with whom he had engaged to dine at the table d'hote.
And the voice in the gondola
rolled on, piping melodiously of Effort and Self-Sacrifice, full of high purpose, full of beauty, full even of sympathy and the love of men, yet somehow eluding all that was actual and insistent in Leonard's life.
I've seen men from Chicago sit in a gondola
in Venice on a moonlight night and brag about their drainage canal.
I was entangled in a great cloak that they flung over me, carried down to a gondola, and hurried to the Pozzi dungeons.
Covetous though we were, we could not possibly take more than two thousand livres weight of gold, which meant six journeys across the prison to the gondola.
The Crawford Museum is an ideal venue to exhibit one of Goodyear s most successful airship gondolas
The Crawford Museum is an ideal venue to exhibit one of Goodyear's most successful airship gondolas
I contemplate this observation from my post on the aft deck of one of Master Fumagalli's gondolas
, taking in the panorama of bridges, domes, bell towers, and quaysides of my native city.
The area around the Rialto Bridge is one of the busiest in Venice, with traffic created by waterbuses and gondolas
especially crowded during the summer months.
She said: "I have always been in love with gondolas
, unlike my three sisters, and I used to prefer going rowing with my father to going out with my friends.
More than 20 people were trapped in other gondolas
for four hours before being freed.