A restored gondola, that once belonged to the famous Victorian author Marie Corelli, is available for trips on the River Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon.
— Bill Bruce (@MossCottagebnb) July 30, 2017
The gondola was acquired by Marie Corelli, following the Italian Exhibition held at Earl’s Court, London, in 1904. (Click the images below to see the larger versions).
Note the portraits (above, left) of Petrarch, the Italian renaissance poet and scholar, and England’s own poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.
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