World boats: from the gondola to junk
• World boats: from the gondola to the junk
The first of the boats on land were chipped in some countries on such craft successfully touring to this day. Then others began to appear - more advanced models: Drakkar, gondolas, sampans. They paint in bright colors, painted acquired by persons or carved figures at the bow or stern, some even motor. During the summer season, when the boat turns into the most enjoyable mode of transportation, we reviewed the photos of traditional boats of all types and chose the most interesting of them.
Venice, Italy. In the XVIII century through the city floated several thousand gondolas. Then we have legislated the shape and size of boats. Since then, they have not changed.
Hong Kong. Every summer in Hong Kong conducted the traditional Dragon Boat Festival.
Essaouira, Morocco. The only people who work in the town - the fishermen, who in their bright blue boats (their berth - hundreds) go to sea as early as five in the morning.
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Reed boat on which the natives swim in the lake, became the prototype of the famous reed raft Thor Heyerdahl.
Thailand. Thai longtail boat "Longtail" very maneuverable.
Myanmar. Villagers near Lake Inle control paddle foot, not your hands.
Jakarta, Indonesia. Local fishermen catch all sit on the market Sunda Kelapa, located in the old port of the homonymous capital.
The state of Goa, India. Traditional Indian boat on the beach of Goa.
The state of Goa, India. For the stability of the narrow boats are provided with "float".
Mexico City, Mexico. Pleasure boats, which today rolled tourists around the ancient canals, dug even the Aztecs.
Japan. Nagatoro - small river boats for the transport of goods and people.
Maldives. Boat "dhoni" used for small walks. Local has long perfected their putting diesel engine.
Ecuador. Such-dugout boats made of solid wood. The work will take approximately 3-4 weeks.
Bali, Indonesia. Balinese traditional narrow boats on the sides provided with hollow bamboo stems for stability.
Porto, Portugal. These boats are used to transport young wine down the Douro River in Porto, and the district of Villa Nova de Gaia.
Camiguin Island, Philippines. Boat used on the islands, called "dhoni".
China. Chinese sampan boat - punt, whose name means "three board".
Malta. In any harbor of the island you can see the boats, painted in a certain way.
Malta. At the prow of the boats always draw the eye, which are designed to protect fishermen from various dangers. It is believed that it is the eye of Osiris.
Varanasi, India. Many boats are painted in blue and blue. In Hinduism, they are divine.
Hong Kong. Aqua Luna - an old pirate boat with hand-woven sails.
London, UK. In the XIX century the city piers moored while 600 ships. In this case, the theft of goods has reached such proportions that it was the first river police was created here.
Scotland, Isle of Mull. The island's capital Tobermory was founded in 1788 as a port city.
Serbia. Small pleasure boats run on the Danube almost all year round.
Norway. Viking ships were called Drakkar and were long and narrow.
Bodrum, Turkey. Walk on the traditional Turkish gyuletah - one of the most popular entertainment in seaside resorts of the country.
Phan Thiet, Vietnam. At the round-boat junks local fishermen go to the sea for centuries.
Vietnam. In this country of the boat - not just a means of transportation, it is an integral part of the culture. They live, trade, are sent to the guests.
Hoi An, Vietnam.