Saturday, June 19, 2010

photo Hunter — "six "



This part of the gondola is called the fero
(iron). It sits at the bow, whose shape mimics the 
curve of the Grand Canal. At the top is a
stylized doge's cap. The six "teeth" below that
represent the six sestieri (from "sesto," which
also means six) of Venice: Castello, San Marco,
Canareggio, Santa Croce, San Polo, and Dorsoduro.
(Or at least that's what I've been told.)

[See more interpretations of the theme "six" here
at tnchick's Photo Hunter blog.]

10 comments:

  1. I love blogging. One learns so much, as I did from your post, which I at first thought was a group of contemporary Viking long ships!

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  2. that's a cool bit of history!
    & lovely shot too.

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  3. That's lovely and a very unique take on the theme. Ciao!


    six

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  4. You captured a culturally rich six.

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  5. 1. bello
    2. evocativo
    3. abile
    4. quei colori!
    5. (with Bibi) not Viking?
    6.

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  6. Thanks, all! (Where DO you find this stuff, TG?)

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  7. Gondola, I could imagine Cleopatra on it. Great shot and I love the blue color on it. Happy Sunday!

    Six petals

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  8. Thanks for the explanation -- it makes the photo all the more interesting to view! :)

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  9. Those colours are gorgeous, Alexa! As for the gondolas, I had no idea of the symbolic significance of these features. I love it!

    TG, meraviglioso!

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Thanks, merci, grazie, danke, hvala, gracias, spasibo, shukran, dhanyavaad, salamat, arigato, and muito obrigado for your much-appreciated comments.