|Il Vaporetto di Venezia|
|To paper model friends all over the world
- a souvenir from our week in Venice this year.
There is no town like Venice. It is the place to
visit when you like walking safe for traffic, like meeting people of all
sorts, like boats and water more than cars and black streets and when you
appreciate careful architecture.
The vaporetto ("little steamer") is as typical for Venice as is the gondola. The gondola is a romantic remain from older days, but the Vaporetto is the sign that Venice is a place also for a good modern living.
The first vaporetto was built in 1881 and was really propelled by a steam engine. The vaporettos to-day are diesel propelled. They have a length of 24 meters and are allowed to take 210 passengers.
|The model is designed with special
greetings to Gilberto Penzo, who has done so much to collect the history
of Venetian Boats, and to our friends Philippe and Louise, who told us
about Gilberto this October during that hour we managed to be at the same
time in Venice.
Everyone interested in Venetian boats and ship models should visit Gilberto┤s web site: www.veniceboats.com .
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With the best wishes from Bildrum,
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