The carver of the gondolas

Inside a “squéro” I met one of the best carvers in Venice.

The carver Antonio Peroni

The carver Antonio Peroni

I published my book about the construction of the gondolas 12 years ago, and since then I sometimes meet again one of the best carvers in Venice: Antonio Peroni. Here he is carving directly on the top of a gondola (the Venetian name of this part is tràsto de prora).

I took this picture with a Leica CL and a Vario-Elmar TL 1:3.5-5.6 / 18-56 ASPH. 1/125s f/5.1 iso 1600