Night Gondolas

The Gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. For centuries Gondolas were once the chief means of transportation and most common water-craft 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.
Venice. Italy 2005
Stephen Mc Donald