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  Gondola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A gondola is a small long, narrow boat with a high bow and stern, best known for its use in the canals of Venice.
In Venice the gondola is usually propelled by one or two oarsmen (known as gondoliers) who stand facing the bow.
A gondola for passengers has a small open cabin, for their protection against the sun or rain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gondola   (260 words)

  
 History of the Gondola - Squero Canaletto - Venice, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
gondola is the increase in the amount of rocker of the bottom and the broadening of the stern section.
The number of gondolas that existed during this time is estimated to be around 10,000, compared to the less than 500 which are in use today.
gondola has about the same dimensions as the contemporary gondola (however the two ends are not as pronounced) and the 18th cent.
www.squero.com /gondolahistory.html   (1152 words)

  
 Telluride.com | About Telluride » The Gondola
The gondola towers are low profile, usually not exceeding tree line, lessening the visual impact typical of gondolas while also dramatically reducing the likelihood of shut down due to high winds.
The gondola, joining the historic town of Telluride with the town of Mountain Village and serving several ski runs, opened in November of 1996.
The gondola towers are low profile, usually not exceeding any tree line, decreasing the visual impact associated with typical gondolas while dramatically reducing the likelihood of closure due to high winds.
www.telluride.com /about_telluride/Gondola.asp   (803 words)

  
 Boats - Gondola
Some curious facts: the gondola weighs about 400 kg, is built using eight different types of wood; the degree of curvature is based on the weight of the gondolier.
The shape of the gondolino is based on that of the gondola, and its current measurements are: overall length 10.5 m, overall width 1.1 m, keel width 0.65 m, height at mid-length 0.36 m, weight approx.
It was less slender and less asymmetrical than the better-known gondola, and was used to transport passengers across the lagoon, for postal services, hospitals, funerals, prisons, etc. It was called the barchèta a massòche (massòche means mallet) due to the shape of its extremities.
www.venetia.it /boats/gond_eng.htm   (531 words)

  
 VEGAS.com Attractions: Gondola Ride at the Venetian
Cost: Indoor Gondola Ride: $15 for adults, $7.50 for children 12 and younger.
Outdoor Gondola Ride:$15 for adults, $7.50 for children 12 and under.
Each gondola seats four, so smaller parties may be paired with others.
www.vegas.com /attractions/on_the_strip/gondola.html?f=m0at&t=stripat   (378 words)

  
 The Gondola at Nevis Range ski resort, Fort William, Scotland
The Nevis Range mountain gondola system, the only of its kind in Britain, was originally constructed on the mountain of Aonach Mor as a way to transport skiers to the slopes.
The gondola is also widely used as a short cut by climbers to the many challenging winter routes and by paragliders and hangliders on their journey to the clouds.
However the gondola is a highly acclaimed visitor attraction in its own right, allowing sightseers to enjoy the scenic ride, whilst absorbing the stunning views and clear mountain air, feeling fully refreshed on their journey back to firm ground!
www.nevisrange.co.uk /winter/gondola/gondola.asp   (300 words)

  
 Mountain Village, Colorado!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Gondola Transit System is the first public transit system of its kind in the United States.
The gondola cabins are free to the public but skiers and boarders are required to have a lift ticket.
During the off-season and whenever the Gondola is down for maintenance, there are shuttle buses to carry people to the parking lot and to the Meadows area, as well as to the Town of Telluride.
www.mountain-village.co.us /index.asp?SID=55   (301 words)

  
 The Providence Rhode Island Home Page - Phone (401) 421-7740
The gondola's design is from the 19th century and is adorned with hand-sculpted ornaments and more than 250 feet of solid brass trim.
The "Cynthia Jacob", our second gondola, was constructed and shipped from Venice, Italy, in the spring of 1997, and is also adorned with hand-sculpted ornaments, over 250 feet of solid brass trim, and features a wooden carving of the American flag.
The gondolas are 36 feet in length and about 5 feet across at their widest points.
www.providenceri.com /gondola.html   (448 words)

  
 Gondolas - Venice for Visitors
Fact is, a gondola ride is like a hansom cab ride in New York City: It can be a delightful experience, but only if you're able to forget the price and focus on the scenery.
Otherwise, your gondola ride may be memorable for reasons that have nothing to do with sightseeing.
You'll find gondolas and gondoliers throughout the main tourist areas, from Tronchetto and the Piazzale Roma (where motorists park their cars) to the Rialto Bridge area, the Doge's Palace, and busy pedestrian crossings along the secondary canals.
europeforvisitors.com /venice/articles/gallivanting_by_gondola.htm   (702 words)

  
 The Steamboat Pilot: Council discusses gondola   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The gondola came up during a preliminary discussion about Wildhorse Meadows, a luxury residential subdivision that would create 300 to 375 residential units on 47 acres near the base of the ski area.
The gondola would deliver people from a public plaza to be built just east of the ski area's remote parking lot.
The gondola would end at the proposed One Steamboat Place luxury condominium project adjacent to the ski area gondola.
www.steamboatpilot.com /section/frontpage_lead/story/32033   (875 words)

  
 Steam Yacht Gondola   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Gondola, which is the oldest steam yacht in the North of England was built in 1859 by the Furness Railway Company as an attraction for the tourists they brought by train to Coniston.
She was retired in 1936, was used as a house-boat, and abandoned in the 1960's.
Gondola gave Arthur Ransome the idea for Captain Flint's houseboat in his children's book Swallows and Amazons, although this was eventually modelled on Esperance (now at Windermere Steamboat Museum).
www.visitcumbria.com /amb/gondola.htm   (246 words)

  
 BLAST: Instrument: Gondola   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
BLAST consists of a precision-pointed inner frame (composed of the primary mirror, secondary mirror, near-field baffle, and cryostat) supported by an external gondola.
The cable-suspended gondola design is lightweight, with a high tensile strength and a high resonant frequency.
A PDF diagram of the gondola is available here.
chile1.physics.upenn.edu /blastpublic/gondola.shtml   (111 words)

  
 Stairway to Heavenly / Will its $20 million gondola turn South Lake Tahoe into a true ski-in/ski-out resort?
The Heavenly gondola is located on the California side of the border, at the confluence of Highway 50 and Park Avenue.
Clambering into one of the gondola cabins, I was impressed by its spacious feel (with only two riders), enhanced by windows extending from roof to floor on all sides.
The gondola promises to expand dining options for Heavenly customers when the planned "village" at the base station is completed by fall of next year.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2001/10/28/TR73750.DTL   (2003 words)

  
 * Christchurch Gondola, New Zealand Gondola, Christchurch Attraction, Christchurch Attractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
* Christchurch Gondola, New Zealand Gondola, Christchurch Attraction, Christchurch Attractions
Riding the Gondola is a spectacular experience that is enjoyed by visitors to Christchurch and locals.
Unique 360 degree views of Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour unfold as you rise to the summit complex, on the crater rim of Christchurch's famous extinct volcano.
www.gondola.co.nz   (115 words)

  
 Romantic Venetian gondola cruises at The Gondola Company in Coronado, CA
The Gondola Company is your Passport to Italy.
Indulge in all the magic and tradition of Venice right here in San Diego as you gently cruise in a private gondola through the enchanting canals of the Coronado Cays.
Gondola cruises are approximately one hour in length.
www.gondolacompany.com   (113 words)

  
 Silver Mountain Ski Resort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The gondola opened to the public on June 30, 1990.
If all the gondola and chairlift towers were laid end to end, they would stretch over a mile.
Most of the concrete, steel and towers for Chairs 1, 2 and 3 were placed by helicopter.
www.silvermt.com /gondola.html   (492 words)

  
 Steam Yacht Gondola Coniston Lake District
While you cruise on the Gondola with its grand Victorian elegance and the plush interior you can admire the excellent views that can be seen on your journey to Brantwood the home of John Ruskin from 1872 to 1900.
When the Gondola was seventy six years old in 1936 she went into retirement, but the sister steamer The Lady of the Lake carried on working until 1939.
The present day Gondola is essentially rebuilt to the exact specifications of the original 1859 Gondola, but essentially is a replica with some of the orginal Gondola's features.
www.lakedistrictletsgo.co.uk /attractions/attractions_pages/gondola.html   (403 words)

  
 Breitling Orbiter 3 Balloon Gondola - Milestones of Flight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Construction: The gondola is made of Kevlar and carbon fiber material.
Cabin air: After takeoff the gondola was pressurized with a nitrogen-oxygen mixture to reduce the risk of fire.
Enough reserves were carried to repressurize the gondola four times.
www.nasm.edu /galleries/gal100/breitling.htm   (323 words)

  
 Display Shelves, Steel and Gondola Shelving
Handy's Gondola Shelving is flexible, durable and built strong to last.
Gondola back can be in see-thru, semi see-thru, solid, slatwall, grid, or perforate board backs.
The Handy Store Fixtures Gondola Shelving is available in a variety colors.
www.handysf.com /products-gondolas.asp   (109 words)

  
 The POMA Group Gondolas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gondola lifts are unrivaled for ultimate prestige and performance in the aerial ropeway field:
Leitner-Poma of America Inc. has a gondola cabin for every need — cabins with a variety of seating or standing configurations for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 passengers.
Gondola lifts accommodate a variety of passengers with greater comfort and security; they are not only used to access higher ski runs, but also to connect different areas and to serve the most popular slopes.
www.pomagroup.com /gondola.htm   (128 words)

  
 PAL Distributors PRODUCTS --- Gondola - Retail Shelving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The standard backing for these units is a sturdy pegboard, but is also available with solid or slatwall backings (availability may vary).
A gondola unit is a display unit having two sides, it is designed for merchandising the center portion of your store.
These units are normally featured at the end of a Gondola run.
www.palgroup.ca /distributors/gondola.htm   (427 words)

  
 Gondola Queenstown Sightseeing Tourist Attraction Queenstown Cable Car Queenstown New Zealand
Reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere, the gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex located on Bob's Peak.
Situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, the gondola is an all weather tourist attraction in its own right.
Sit back and relax as the views from the gondola unfold while you journey to the Skyline complex.
www.skyline.co.nz /gondola   (145 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - At least 9 killed in Austrian mountain gondola accident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Passengers on the affected gondola line are rescued Monday by helicopter.
Two other nearby gondolas were rocked by the accident, and passengers were ejected.
Monday's accident also appeared to be the worst of its kind since 155 skiers and snowboarders died in a November 2000 cable-car fire — Austria's deadliest winter resort tragedy.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-09-05-gondola-accident_x.htm   (431 words)

  
 Gondola   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The gondola below is made of 5/8" pressure treated plywood.
The second and third drawing are pattern layouts to assist in cutting out the material.
As you can see, the patterns are for two gondolas.
www.illinoislivesteamers.com /gondola.htm   (159 words)

  
 VEGAS.com Wedding Guide
The Venetian has a respectable replica of the city's canals and not only can you take a cruise in a gondola you also can get married in one, too.
Features of the gondola wedding ceremony include a singing gondolier, bridal bouquet, photos and a groom's boutonniere.
The Venetian-style gondolas are covered with canopies and are powered with silent electric motors.
www.vegas.com /weddings/themedweddings/gondola.html   (148 words)

  
 gondola   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We took a gondola (ski lift) up a mountain in the Lake Louise area.
The pictures here are from the top of the ski lift, These should be a pandorama of the Canadian Rockies north and south of Lake Louise.
You can go up in a gondola (red cars) or on the open ski lift.
home.mn.rr.com /golfweave/gondola.html   (81 words)

  
 CR Gondola Photos: Conrail Cyclopedia
According my research, all of these EL gondolas had been reassigned Conrail numbers by the end of the 1980s.
The yellow container frames are loaded onto a car behind the gondola, not in the gondola itself.
CSX will be getting the new Conrail Trinity gondolas that are painted fl, while Norfolk Southern will be getting the Conrail Trinity gondolas that are painted brown.
crcyc.railfan.net /crrs/gon/goncr.html   (705 words)

  
 Gondola Train shelf moving system - move shelving units including Lozier, Madix, Ontario, Streater, Childs, Kent, ...
The Gondola Train™; moves a variety of shelving units including Lozier, Madix, Ontario, Streater, Childs, Kent and other leading fixtures.
The information on this web site should not be used as a substitute for the Gondola Train Users Manual.
The manual is provided with the Gondola Train kit and can be downloaded as a 14K Pdf file.
www.gondolatrain.com   (255 words)

  
 Heavenly Mountain Resort - Skiing & Snowboarding, Lake Tahoe - Scenic Gondola Rides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Located one-half block west of Stateline, the Gondola is steps from most major lodging facilities, and puts the serenity of an alpine mountain within minutes of six casinos and nearly 5,000 hotel rooms.
After soaking in the views on The Deck, sightseers can head to Adventure Peak for a day of mountain fun, then enjoy a meal or grab a drink at the Adventure Peak Grill, a full-service, outdoor restaurant and bar.
The city-owned parking garage located near the base of the gondola is available for your use!
www.skiheavenly.com /summer/gondola_heavenly   (315 words)

  
 Oakland Services for Gondola Servizio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gondola Servizio, offering authentic Venetian gondolas, is a perfect choice for any affair.
While most people come as a couple, a gondola can be reserved for groups up to six passengers.
Reserve an evening departure when the lake is at its finest, illuminated by a neclace of lights.
www.gondolaservizio.com /services/lakemerritt   (144 words)

  
 Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge Queenstown Attractions Sightseeing Queenstown New Zealand
Located an easy 5 minute walk from central Queenstown and exclusively accessed by scenic gondola, Skyline Gondola, Restaurant and Luge is a 'must-see' attraction during your visit to Queenstown, New Zealand.
As a founding participant of Qualmark, you can be assured that Skyline has been independently appraised to the highest standard as an official Qualmark Visitor Endorsed Activity.
Free gondola travel for a year with the all new Skyline Card, our No Limits Annual Pass, plus so much more...
www.skyline.co.nz   (405 words)

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