Steampunk Airship with Steamship Gondola Statue
Steampunk Airship Statue, expertly sculpted and handcrafted of cast resin in intricate detail, hand painted metallic finish showcases the fine detailing. When you just cannot get enough of steampunk art, you need cool pieces that you can hang in the air as well, not just put on a shelf. Enter this Steampunk Airship With Steamship Gondola which you can suspend in flight from the ceiling in any room in your home. The Blimp is beautifully sculpted with fine attention to detail and features a hand painted metallic finish. Just looking at this fantastical ship will take you away on a journey that only you can imagine, whether it is in the past, future or an alternative universe. The Gondola is a traditional flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon. It is typically propelled by a gondolier, who uses a rowing oar, which is not fastened to the hull, in a sculling manner and also acts as the rudder.
The uniqueness of the Gondola includes it being asymmetrical along the length making the single-oar propulsion more efficient. For centuries, the gondola was a major means of transportation and the most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times, the boats still do have a role in public transport in the city, serving as traghetti (small ferries) over the Gran Canal operated by two oarsmen. Various types of gondola boats are also used in special regattas (rowing races) held amongst gondoliers. Their primary role today, however, is to carry tourists on rides at fixed rates. There are approximately 400 licensed gondoliers in Venice and a similar number of boats, down from the thousands that travelled the canals centuries ago. However, they are now elegantly crafted, instead of the various types of homemade boats of the distant past. Steampunk Airship With Steamship Gondola Statue measures: 10 inches / 25.4 cm x 7 inches / 17.5 cm x 13 inches / 33 cm.
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