Friday, August 15, 2008

Is there fishing in Garda, Italy?

It's an early morning in July, before 6 am. My mission: Find proof if fishing is actually being done in the town of Garda at the Lake Garda in Italy. I'm a bit tired on my way to the harbor of Garda - I must indeed be very tired, because coming into the town I see one of the oldest buildings of the town - the Captain's Palace with its venetian windows - very bended and warped; look at the left:


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Hmm, once the Captain's Palace stood at the waterfront in Garda. Nowadays tourism seems more important, and the harbor obviously has been relocated to give room for some caf├ęs. Nobody I can ask - but I see the water in the background and will head there:


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Ah, what a nice early morning view of the lake! And turning to the right I finally see the harbor. Well, well, lot's of nice boats in it! And on the far right I even see the Captain's Palace again. Seems that I have adjusted to the early morning time - it looks straight now, as it should be!

But let's have a closer look at those boats - quite a lot of them here:


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Are any of them really used for fishing? Or are they only here for touristic purposes - as a nice decoration? They look so clean! Let's wander around a bit, and ... yes, in the back of the harbor there are boats that definitely look like being used for fishing. And since the sun is rising now, we even can see more clearly:


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This fishing gear looks really funny sometimes:


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And another indication that fishing really is being done here - all the nets and ropes lying around:


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Hey, there's actually someone packing his net - gotcha:


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And on the lake there is a boat with a lot of gulls flying nearby - must be somebody fishing:


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Ah, here the proof: one of the fishers comes in.


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More proof: the early morning catch of another one!


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Okay, that’s it - I'm convinced that fishing is actually being done here. Now a last view of the harbor, now brightly lit ...


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... and then back to bed. The fishers are not on vacation obviously, but I am! :-)

2 comments:

Christian said...

Hi Philipp, these pictures and your comments are just great. Why don't you do another series covering even more interesting places, like e.g. Sulzbach in Hessia. There are no nice fishing boats nor is there a lake, however, there are lots of historic buildings and real hessian people. Support can be provided. Regards Christian

phsan said...

Hi, Christian! Thanks for your kind comment. Sulzbach? Even more interesting? Real people? Fascinating! I do have to check that out. The offered support will be welcome of course. Cheers! Phil