Monday, April 19, 2010

Oakland's gondola

Hankering for a gondola ride but can't afford a trip to Venice? Hate dealing with exchange rates? Don't want to fight with the mega-crowds of tourists?  Come to Oakland!  Oakland has had an authentic gondola on Lake Merritt since 1999.  Mama mia!

12 comments:

  1. Love the door & the paintings and the peak at the gondolier...interesting photo with all the textures and trying to figure out what is real and what painted.

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  2. The painting is really beautiful!

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  3. Funny you should post this - for some reason, over the weekend I was wondering if this was still in operation - but hadn't been by Lake Merritt to check it out!

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  4. Gotta love the murals and (huge) painted door hinges! :)

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  5. The door is an experience in itself!

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  6. Beautiful painting. And I must say it is very colorful in Oakland:-)
    Wish you a great week!

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  7. But can it take you to the Rialto or the Palazzo Ducale? Or even Sausalito?

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  8. OPerated by a man in too tight pants?

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  9. Or you could come here and have a ride.

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  11. We went for an anniversary gondola ride and I somehow missed seeing this door. Maybe I was just distracted by the romantic person I was with...

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