Strange sighting in Campo Santa Margherita

It’s one of those self-propelled Skegways. It would be wonderful for the fellow riding it; he probably has some mobility problem. But, they’re heavy. What did his companions do when they came to a bridge? I wish I had left my spritz and followed them. Nah, the spritz was too good to leave.

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10 responses to “Strange sighting in Campo Santa Margherita

  1. I saw these folks later on Fondamenta dei Soccorso. They could have gone all the way down that, then onto Fondamenta di San Sebastiano before they encountered a bridge. But, imagine being in Venice and not being able to prowl around all the interesting places.

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  2. Steven

    That is an amazing pic. How did he deal with the bridges? Campo Santa Margherita is large: perhaps he just rolled around that area?

    Bike regulations only apply to adults on bikes, as I understand it, though I suspect no one would be too happy to see a kid on a bike or scooter in a calle. However, I’ve only ever seen them in campi and campielli.

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  3. Karen

    Clearly this guy didn’t know about the laws – and fines- that prohibit riding things with wheels in Venice! I, for one, am not in favor of changing that aspect of life here.

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  4. Annie, I think your unicycle tops the Skegway!

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  5. I once saw a man in Castello riding a unicycle; this is just as strange!

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  6. It beats me how you’d maintain balance on that thing. If you can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, stay away!

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  7. Darlene Jones

    I freind of mine was riding one on a tour of Prague, got thrown off and is still suffering from the injuries a year later. I think I’d stay away from them.

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  8. Next time, Michelle, for sure! (Well, maybe.)

    And, the mothers often have to lug everything up a few flights of stairs, to boot. No wonder they all look pretty slim.

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  9. Michelle

    And I had great admiration for the ladies with prams! I can’t imagine lugging that over a bridge. Too bad you couldn’t have carried your spritz with you and followed.

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