6-1-11 Color is Like Music by shantwin

6-1-11 Color is Like Music

Burano, Italy

Our full day in Venice so we decide to hit the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. We buy our vaporetto pass and head out on a rather hazy day.

First we hit Murano, home of the glass blowers, and check out all the glass shops. I felt Murano was much like Venice and subsisting only on tourist dollars. All the businesses we saw were glass shops or restaurants. But that didn't stop us from making some purchases for family and friends. After a quick lunch we hit the vaporetto again and headed off to Burano.

Burano felt much more like it was still alive. This island is known for its lace making and the colorfully painted houses. The men were still working on fixing fishing nets at the harbor and the people seemed much more real than on Murano. Maybe it is because the hotels run the free tour boats to Murano for the glassblowing and fewer tourists make it out this far. The colorfully painted houses brightened up the gray sky and we really enjoyed wandering around for a while.

Next Torcello; this small island is where Venice was born, the first island to be inhabited it is now mostly in it's natural state. There are lots of birds singing here in the marshes. There is an old church to explore and that's about it for the tourist to do. This does seem to be a wedding destination with several nice hotels and restaurants and there were lots of wedding bows around from a recent event.

Back on the vaporetto and into Venice for dinner by the canal where our table mates from Chicago made for great company. Hello to Lisa and Marco wherever you are.

On the side of a very colorfully painted building in Burano there is a tile with this quote...

Il colore come la Music
si serve di una scorciatoia
per raggiungere i nostri
Sensi e susci tare le
nostre Emozioni

Color is like Music
It uses shorter way to
come to our senses to
awake our emotions.

This one is better large.

edit: crop, exposure and contrast, boost x 2
Lovely shot!
June 12th, 2011  
June 12th, 2011  
The color in this photo is like music it did awake senses and emotions. I love this shot. Beautiful and a fav.
June 12th, 2011  
Nice coloured reflections.
June 12th, 2011  
Beautiful reflections !
June 12th, 2011  
Great shot!
June 12th, 2011  
it's a splendid picture of Burano, love it. Like this place too and Torcello, we had a great luch in one of the 2 restaurants.
June 12th, 2011  
Fabulous reflections of colour!
June 12th, 2011  
amazing reflections, gorgeous shot!
June 12th, 2011  
Lovely reflections, did you manage to make it out of Murano without some glass object? Not easy!
June 14th, 2011  
Wonderful color.
January 15th, 2012  
Fav for me. Loved Venice.
September 4th, 2015  
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