Crayon Box Burano, Venice, Italy (Part 1)

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano is a photographer’s delight, a lagoon island filled with crayon box colored houses. Is it a tourist destination? Yes. Does every shop carry similar merchandise? Yes.

Yet, it was still an interesting place to visit.

We had booked tickets for a water taxi tour that made stops at Murano, Torcello and Burano. Of the three, Burano was the only island that felt inhabited. It’s known for its lace-making, so you can guess what most shops featured. Inside some shops were older women actually making lace, and I met a twenty-something salesgirl who showed me the lace earrings she was working on.

Between my interest in photography and my appreciation for needlework, I was in thrall at every turn.

Shops along the canal, Burano.

Shops along the canal.

School boys meeting by a first floor window.

School boys meeting by a first floor window.

Photographer's delight.

Photographer’s delight.

Hubby and daughters.

Hubby and daughters.

 

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3 thoughts on “Crayon Box Burano, Venice, Italy (Part 1)

  1. Pingback: Crayon Box Burano, Fishing Village (Part 2) | Bmore energy

    • Thanks! It was in the mid-50’s which, coming from the East Coast Arctic Zone at the time, felt amazing! But, it was windy and nights would get chilly. Is it starting to thaw where you live?

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