Alex Hai

Gondola Tours

 

On June 11 in 1996 I first set my foot on a gondola
at the time I wasn't gender confirming which became the biggest misunderstanding of my story www.radiolab.org/story/gondo/

A beautiful unforgettable experience is my aim to give to you 

I am for equality and enjoy having all communities as my guests
I have a deep passion pride and total dedication being a gondolier

Pegasus

Came in my life in the year 2000
A gondola badly treated by her ex owner the destiny was to be demolished
But the most modern gondola maker of all times and my last rowing teacher Franco Crea  wanted to do an experiment changing only the bottom which was badly leaking...
A few weeks later
This gondola was laying upside down in the Cantiere Crea
I thought he looked tremendously powerful  like a whale or dragon
There was a magic I could feel touching his back made of different pieces of wood .
Franco Crea came by, he looked at me with his sever manner and said "Yes, maybe this gondola is too strong for you" than he smiled .
That reminded me of the Pegasus myth and the name was found wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus
Pegasus  rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus.
and I took it as a constant reminder that the gondolier isn't as important.

 

From the series The Gondolier
© 2013 Alex Hai & VeniceShots

 

Quotes

You can't tame a lion with candy
Destiny is stronger than imagination
1996

 

Puoi nominarmi un altro posto nel mondo
Dove si sposta un palazzo per lasciarmi passare?
1997

 

Rowing forward into the past
1998

 

Venezia senza Gondola
Non ha senso
E' come togliere il fatto di aver sognato a un sogno
1999

 

La gondola
Androgina creatura
porta il sole nel buio più assoluto
tocca i angoli più nascosti nei nostri cuori
2000

 

Spatzen sind meine einzigen Fahrgäste
2001

 

Venezia mia
Magicamente
Inmortalmente
Bella sei tu
2002

 

Navigo nel tuo sangue
E so chi sei
2003

 

Xe nebbia
Venezia é andata per fare l'amore
E tutto é immerso in un unico colore
2004

 

E la luna nasserà a sognar un altro dí
2005

 

If you don't get lost in Venice
You never were here
2006

 

I can bare you not seeing me
As I see me
But open your eyes
embrace Venice
2007

 

Acqua alta
Venezia sommersa
mare é venuto
ad abbracciarti
Amati
passione al improvviso
con la luna a metà guardando dal altra parte
Il mare ti prende con forza
Non po' star a lungo vicino a te adagio
Sei sua
Il vento lo ha a favore
amichevole complice nel complotto
Adesso
Quando si ama non c'è miglior momento che adesso
una marea tua e un altra ancora
Ancora Disagio
Come quando una coppia si diverte troppo nella stanza accanto
Tu continui a lasciarti andare
Le tue acque vanno ovunque
Il mare viene
Ancora
Adesso
I tuoi pellegrini brontolano
Qualcuno si bagna i piedi
Tua marea fa paura solo a chi ti vuole sfruttare e non può per adesso...
2008

 

Venice is all about details and timing
2009

 

In Venice
Even cold blooded hearts become melting colors
In the beginning night
2010

 

The rolling suitcases so big they might move in
but strangely those people  spend just one night
2011

 

Venezia
Un brivido lungo la schiena
Un magico viaggio nel tempo
La musica detto silenzio
Solo il turista mi porta al dunque
2012

 

Gondola cortigiana
Di mille e una notte
Storia -fatica e prostituzione
Più antico e più moderno
Sempre sotto accusa dei veneziani
2013

 

Silence and fog
gondola snore
Venice
In her beauty sleep
2014

 

Zu Wasser
kann ich die Hitze der Hölle schon spüren
2015

 

Pegasus
Your wings above all battles
You taught me how to fly
Your Venice dropped in beauty
The silence of the oar
2015


Pegasus
our enemies call you
the iron gondola
You are a highlight for many
And life without you will never be the same
2016

 

You won't capture Venice with your selfie stick
magic shows only unexpected if you are ready
2017

 
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