Gondola in Amsterdam

On my way back home after dropping my film rolls to the photolab, I spotted something unusual in one of the canals of Amsterdam.  For a second I thought I was in Venezia...a gondola!

I ran and took a few snaps delighted by the uncommon sight.  The boat docked and I caught up with the woman who was piloting the boat.  She told me she was waiting for a couple who scheduled a photoshoot in her boat.  She said she trained in Venice in a trade traditionally reserved for men.  She owns and operates a rare gondola in Amsterdam.  She was happy when I sent her pictures navigating the canals with her beloved gondola boat.

Images taken with 35 mm Summilux lens with orange filter.