Friday, July 29, 2011

Gondola Fever

BEAR and I are too busy shipping out your chateaux to jump in a Venice canal and think about gondolas... But no reason YOU can't dream of gondolas...
'Gondolier Fever' has been going on since Canaletto and before after all...
It does look terribly relaxing.
Gondola dancing anyone. Who knew?
Are there gondola parking lots?
Can you get a ticket for double parking?
Which would you rather have? ride in a gondola.
Or a pistachio gelato? I know my answer...Hmm. Pistachio wins hands down.
I think I caught gondola fever from looking at this watercolor book by Jean-Louis Morelle. Though the only Venice scene is on the cover.
Please vote in the comments if you would like a gondola watercolor sale on Monday.
Oui or Non.
Chateaux are shipping out TODAY by Priority Mail not gondolas - too slow!

28 comments:

martin said...

Oui

Anonymous said...

Oui, s'il vous plait!

Bronwyn said...

Gorgeous!
(and the gelato wins for me, too!)

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William Ternay said...

Somehow I envision your closet as being very deep, indeed.
The water color treasures seem unending in what must be vast vaults filled with your wonderful images, Carol.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Yes it's like the storage rooms at the Met here...
I wish :)
merci
carolg

julia said...

Yikes, your comments click went awry and displayed the raw xml for the web page! I don't 'think' any email addresses were revealed....

meanwhile, I have contacted a lady who loves Venice and asked her to check out your gondolas

personally I prefer calorific paintings, you know raspberry macrons, strawberry tarts, that kind of thing...

:-)

Patricia said...

These are lovely Carol --- Yes, please!

Parisbreakfasts said...

A ha!

I must quickly concoct a Macaron on a gondola ride for 'Mouse'!

Anonymous said...

yes please, gondolas on Monday!
ciao, bella

Anonymous said...

I so want a gondola sale. Please.

Britt-Arnhild said...

I would LOVE a gondola sale.
I came home from Venice a week ago, and already missing my favorite city!

Foodwalker said...

the light in Venice just makes every photo perfect, even ones I've taken.
OUI!
This is a great idea!

Catherine said...

Gelato or sorbet! We skipped the gondola ride in Venice and just had fun zipping around on their local water taxis. I don't feel deprived. I guess you can bargain, but the price seemed to be the equivalent of $150. That buys a lot of gelato!

A sale is always good.

A Brush with Color said...

Simple answer: OUI!

Marina Mott said...

Wonderful pics, stunning paintings!! As always!! xx

La Table De Nana said...

I loved Venice..it satys with you foerever.
Lovely paintings~

Chris Reardon said...

Just back from Venice - absolutement!

Nikon said...

Yes!

(I love the cover of that watercolor book,too!)

Dianne said...

Oh! can I please have my pistachio ice-cream whilst sitting in a gondola with a handsome Italian paddling away!! or is this what is know as -"having your cake and eating it too"
Do you realise Carol that BEAR has the perfect outfit to be a gondolier !!! nice and stripey - perhaps he could row my boat. C'est possible!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Whenever I think of Venice I think of that old movie "Don't look now" with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland. Must rent it again!

sillygirl said...

When we were in Venice 3 years ago we wandered around and found a shop where a craftsman was carving parts for gondolas - very interesting!

SMP said...

Gondola Fever is easy to diagnose.

Fortunately most of the side effects are positive; a good sense of balance, relaxed disposition, slight suntan, and good physical fitness level are all results of this syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Sigh--- There is something magical about Venice and of course the gondola adds to this - it's easy to catch Goldola fever. It takes me bag and makes me want to go now!

Amy said...

CAROL - those paintings are so gorgeous! You manage to incorporate such a misty mystique into them, just like you did with the boat painting in Maine. I think boats and water are your thing right now. Which means you have many more shores and waters to explore...

arginine said...

Such a romantic experience. Not every couple can visit the place.

martinealison said...

Venise... j'aime tellement Venise... Fin mars j'y ai passé un si beau et excellent séjour... Des souvenirs multiples remplissent ma boîte à bons moments, dans un petit coin de ma mémoire... Vos photos me les réaniment... Des couleurs et des lumières exceptionnelles...
Gros bisous

Anonymous said...

yes please a sale of gondolas I just started watercoloring nd my hydrangeas now look like dwarf llilac trees lol I would like to buy one'

Diane Zurbuchen

Parisbreakfasts said...

my email is up above Diane if you're interested in the gondolas
Carolg