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September 29, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
In Venice today, tradition lives--and perhaps dies--in a litter of weathered wood and beaten earth along a backwater canal. Nedis Tramontin works there, and he is old-fashioned--no apologies. He wields a fine-honed ax that belonged to his grandfather. His measuring stick is not a yard, or a meter, but a paso Veneto , the standard measure used 500 years ago in the Most Serene Republic of Venice. Tramontin's workshop is hard to find, but every gondolier in Venice knows it--with reason.
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September 29, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
In Venice today, tradition lives--and perhaps dies--in a litter of weathered wood and beaten earth along a backwater canal. Nedis Tramontin works there, and he is old-fashioned--no apologies. He wields a fine-honed ax that belonged to his grandfather. His measuring stick is not a yard, or a meter, but a paso Veneto , the standard measure used 500 years ago in the Most Serene Republic of Venice. Tramontin's workshop is hard to find, but every gondolier in Venice knows it--with reason.
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