Saturday Snapshots #50

by Jeanne on August 8, 2009

in Italy, Photography, Saturday Snapshots


Burano – July 2009

There's more to Venice than just the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco.  There are in fact loads of islands in the Venice lagoon that you can reach either by vaporetto or water taxi, from tiny to large.  The Lido is one of the most famous and it is here where Venetians can visit the beach and take a dip in the Adriatic.  Murano is the island of glassblowers; and Burano is the lace-making island.  But even if lace is not to your taste, Burano is a feast for the eyes with every house painted a different ice-cream colour to its neighbour, and with endless little canals to reflect the ice-cream sundae streets.  And if that's not enough, there are more precariously leaning campaniles than Pisa could ever dream of :)Here, glass beads for nearby Murano compete with the technicolour houses of Burano.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  

All photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store, including the new Year of Saturday Snapshots calendar, an A3-size calendar bringing together the most popular images from the first year of Saturday Snapshots.  Feel free to browse - it makes a great Christmas stocking filler!

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Manggy August 9, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Unfortunately there wasn’t enough time to explore the satellites, but I agree– Venice is way too rich to limit to just a handful of places. I like the quiet, rustic corners– so romantic!


Meeta August 9, 2009 at 7:29 pm

ooh! they do look pretty! nice shot!


nina August 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I’d love to go sometime!!!


Bellini Valli August 11, 2009 at 3:01 am

Very colourful shot Jeanne. Thanks for continuing to take us on our armchair tour:D


Cynthia Nelson August 12, 2009 at 4:28 am

I’ve just finished reading your article on Manners. A thoroughly pleasurable read and yes, I do think that table manners are still important in the modern world.


krissy @ the food addicts August 12, 2009 at 6:26 am

I will actually be in Italy in October and Venice is my last stop. I am so excited!!! Your blog had lovely descriptions!


Paz August 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I love Italy. I’d buy that bracelet if I were there. :-) Great shot!


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