Weekly Photo Challenge: ADVENTURE!

When I look at this photo, I see a gondolier in Venice. But of course that’s my imagination (and my passion for Venice) doing the seeing.  Who’s actually here is a gondolier-type macho young sailor in Maine’s Ogunquit harbor:

Maine Gondolier

It was a perfect sun-rippled day, and he was setting out on an adventure — at least I like to think so! (I was on a trip up to Portland, on an adventure of my own, thank you.)

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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: ADVENTURE!

  1. Stef says:

    I can totally see this being a gondolier! He has a very Italian look about him.

  2. You’re right. He has the perfect stance of a gondolier!

  3. Passion for Venice? I’ll have to dig up a photo I have of me when I was 2. Pigeons everywhere! 🙂 That was the last time my mom went back to her home-country. I didn’t notice any of these adorable hunks there, but then, I was only 2. I think I’d notice today. I hope your adventure to Portland was a good one.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Did your Italian mom actually come from Venice? Double lucky!
      I hope maybe someday you get to visit La Serenissima. It is truly a fantastical place, a city of dreams. Not necessarily to live in, but to dream about —
      Yes, the Portland adventure was very good. But involved no actual gondoliers. Thank you for asking 😉

      • Mom and dad were both born in northern Italy. Came here when they were 30, mom already pregnant with me. So I was born in America but made in Italy. 😉 We were visiting Venice, etc when I was 2. I believe we were in Italy about 4 months, but I’ve never gone back. 😦
        Flight fright! I have relatives in Italy that I keep in touch with, and even some in Australia. If I didn’t have such a fear of flying, I’d be set for accommodations!

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Would you ever be set! Just imagine, Italy and Australia, two of the world’s most fabulous places.
        I can empathize with the flight fright, though. I hate flying (the Hub doesn’t mind it). But the places I wanted to go to, you couldn’t get there any other way. So I used to ask the doctor for tranquilizers. It’s a way.

      • Tranquilizers don’t hold the plane up! Whoa!

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Well, of course they don’t!
        Planes are held up by the firm grip of those conscientious passengers who never let go of the arm rests. They clutch them for the entire trip, thereby holding the plane aloft over oceans and mountains and steppes! You’ve heard of “white-knuckle” flying? Well, that’s how planes stay up! Believe me, I know. I have done my part. And you can too.

      • Someday. Maybe. Hubby agrees with you. 😉

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