This March I got the chance to spend 2 days in Venice with Leica Ambassador MARC DE TOLLENAERE. It was a fantastic experience as we visited some of the still existing gondola builders in Venice. As Marc did write a book about them he knows these craftsmen and others which provided me with an exclusive access, especially as some places are really hidden well.
On a gondola it could look like this:
Another specialist woodcarver is creating the top of the seats:
More pictures coming shortly from my short trip to Venice in March. I can highly recommend booking a few hours or preferably 1-2 days with Marc as you get a fantastic insight and moreover he is a really great photography teacher. Here is his TRIPADVISOR WEBSITE.