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❮PDF❯ ⚦ Gondola ✐ Author Donna Leon – Anniecroona.co Of all the trademarks of Venice—and there are many from the gilded Basilica of San Marco to the melancholy Bridge of Sighs—none is ubiuitous than the gondola The internationally acclaimed “AmeriOf all the trademarks of Venice—and there are many from the gilded Basilica of San Marco to the melancholy Bridge of Sighs—none is ubiuitous than the gondola The internationally acclaimed “American with the Venetian heart” Donna Leon tells its fascinating story The Washington PostFirst used in medieval Venice as a deftly maneuverable getaway boat the gondola evolved over the centuries into a floating pleasure.

Palace bedecked in silk that facilitated the romantic escapades of the Venetian elite Today the gondola wears black—a gleaming elegant hue and is manned by robust gondolieri in black and white striped shirts and straw hatsA tourist favorite the gondola has never ceased to be a part of authentic Venice Each boat’s 280 pieces are carefully fashioned in a maestro’s workshop—though Leon also recounts a tale of a.

gondola epub Gondola PDF/EPUBPalace bedecked in silk that facilitated the romantic escapades of the Venetian elite Today the gondola wears black—a gleaming elegant hue and is manned by robust gondolieri in black and white striped shirts and straw hatsA tourist favorite the gondola has never ceased to be a part of authentic Venice Each boat’s 280 pieces are carefully fashioned in a maestro’s workshop—though Leon also recounts a tale of a.

10 thoughts on “Gondola

  1. Hana Hana says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBThere are few boats romantic iconic than the flat bottomed high prowed gondolas symbol of Venice and her watery way of life I ordered this thinking it was another Guido Brunetti mystery Instead it's a lovely very personal series of essays from Donna Leon on Venice the history of gondolas and the modern craft of making and rowing these odd boats There is a marvelous CD with traditional Venetian barcarole that thankfully sound nothing like ’O sole mioDetails from Canalletto's paintings grace nearly every other page This would make a fine gift for anyone who loves Venice Renaissance music and art or Donna Leon's wonderful Inspector Brunetti stories


  2. Kristen Ross Kristen Ross says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBA tiny uniue treasure for anyone who loves to love ItalyWith her uick wit and dry sense of humour Donna Leon steers us through


  3. Cindy Richard Cindy Richard says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBThis was a pleasure to read In addition to a brief history about gondolas it also includes illustrations by famous artists and a CD of barcarole songs traditional songs shared by gondoliers as they float through the canals My favorite chapter included a visit with builder who explain


  4. Lilian O. Classen Lilian O. Classen says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBDarn I thought it was going to be another detective story but it was interesting to learn about gondolas


  5. Gordon Gordon says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBAnything Donna Leon produces is beautifully written and this is no exception Like its sister volume Venetian Curiosities Gondola is barely even a book such is its brevity a little over 100 little pages including lots of double page illustrations plus an accompanying CD of Venice related musicGondola is – surprise surprise – all about gondolas their construction their history the gondolieri and so on Each gets a chapter to itselfI just used this as an occasional dip in as the mood took me book but you could read the entire thing in an hour or so while the CD was playing That might even be the ideaIf you don't like Venice or Donna Leon give this book a bodyswerve But if like me you do li


  6. Rocks Rocks says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBI liked the uick view of the history of Gondolas and Venice The most intriguing and upsetting was the last chapter about modern cruise ships and the damage they are doing to the ancient buildings' stucture Decision made I'll have to fly there


  7. Denise Tannock Denise Tannock says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBThis uaint little hardcover informative book is a little treasureWritten by Donna Leon an American who has lived in Venice for than 30 years this book covers many topics pertaining to the famous Gondola Donna writes about the romance of the Gondola with her pages interspersed with paintings by old masters depicting the Gondola through the ages from the late 1400s She also writes about the special design of the Gondola and how some design aspects have changed over the years Donna mentions the opera songs that the Goldolier sings whilst plying their trade and as a special bonus a CD of Benetian Barcarole is included Perfect to listen to as one reads the book


  8. Andrew Andrew says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBBest known for her novels about Venetian detective Guido Brunetti Donna Leon shows that she also has talents in the non fiction genre “Gondola” as one might expect from the brief title describes the history design and lore of the famed auatic symbols of Venice The book is uite brief but it covers the topic sufficiently and holds the readers' attenti


  9. Lella Lella says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBVenice needs saving deserves savingA wonderful and comprehensive history of the gondola of Venice Every page direct and engaging and at the end the lament of a very special world heritage city And there are sons both in English and I believe the special language of love


  10. Sue Gross Sue Gross says:

    eBook anniecroona.co ↠ Gondola PDF/EPUB ò gondola epub, Gondola PDF/EPUBsome was dull but some good about the building of one short story skipped the CD of music


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