A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Island

For A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Island I chose colorful Italian island Burano. It is placed in Venetian Lagoon and you can easily reach it from Venice with the vaporetto.

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Venetian Lagoon Map

Or you can come there over the bridge, which was our first choice. We came to Burano from even smaller island Mazzorbo, where in fact was nothing much touristic but port and beautiful houses.

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Bridge from Mazzorbo

Burano is very famous for laces and the first shop is close to the port and bridge as well.

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Burano laces

Specailly in Italy and Venice I love to take pictures of laundry. All the white or colorfull dresses and fabrics on the sun makes the buidlings living and warm.

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Burano laundry

Burano houses are sooooooooooooo colorful. In fact when the owner wants to paint the house, he must ask government and he recevies the “approved” list of colors for his spot :-).

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Burano houses

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Burano street

We came to Burano from Murano, another small island on Venetian Lagoon. Murano is more like a small Venice and it is full of glass factories and glass shops. Maybe you have heard the term “Murano glass”.

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Murano glass sweets in glass shop in Burano

After walking through the colorful island, wandering along the channels, over bridges, taking Italian coffee … time to leave with vaporetto to another place at this beautiful archipelago.

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Burano port

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Burano Map

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Burano doors

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WM
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 08:17:47

    A very nice colorful report; thank you.

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  2. jamesspencerphoto
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 08:48:38

    Love that last door montage! Was in Venice a few years back, amazing city.

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  3. Animalcouriers
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 09:00:17

    Beautiful colours.

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  4. elizz
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 09:38:50

    very pretty.. love the glass sweets..

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  5. anisjarossi
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 10:14:17

    Excellent !

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  6. shellakers
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 10:44:57

    Awwww! Wow! Such beautiful pics and vibrant colors!

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  7. Photography Journal Blog
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 14:00:02

    I love the collection of doors!

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  8. yarnspinnerr
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 14:37:23

    Those laces are special.:-)

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  9. Allyson Mellone
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 14:41:49

    I never seem to get enough of Venice even if I stay there for a month at a time. Thanks for the post! Seeing Burano and Murano is a nice way to start my day 🙂

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  10. Srijana R.
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 15:33:37

    Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 Wonderful post, I love how colourful the houses are!

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  11. Sheila Morris
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 17:21:44

    Fabulous colors in your post today!! Thanks for visiting The Red Man!!

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  12. tmso
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 18:22:17

    Oh! I love those colorful homes. I can see myself living there…

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  13. kelihasablog
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 01:31:53

    Wanted to thank you for visiting my blog recently! I was able to find yours that way and I really like what I see here 😀 These are beautiful pictures! I love the contrasts and vivid colors. 😀

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  14. radhika25
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 06:09:29

    Your post brought back memories! I loved colourful Burano and all the lace! Thank you 🙂

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  15. cyndichan
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 07:29:45

    I was in Burano a few years back too. Quaint and quiet island!

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  16. Bazza
    Feb 09, 2013 @ 05:10:45

    Had lunch in Burano and loved the coloured buildings. You’ve really punched that out well in the door montage. A great idea to capture the variety. Congratulations.

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  17. sahanasrnvsn
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 23:48:15

    Those doors are LOVELY. And the approved colours anecdote really cracked me up, it sounds so cute!

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  18. pdjpix
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 13:05:00

    Thanks for checking out my blog. You may like my post “Venice washing lines” with some shots of Burano at:
    http://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/venice-washing-lines/
    I also have a few other posts which feature Venice.
    regards Peet

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