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Venice monday 18th april
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 We caught the Water bus to Burano via Porta Sabione after a certain amount of trouble locating the pier.   Burano is an enchanting place, on a human scale, with the most wonderfully coloured houses.   There was a lot of washing hanging from lines below the windows, but it was Monday.   We had a coffee;  then looked for the Lace Museum which was shut – Monday again…  

Rubbish being lowered into the barge

Usual Venice view in mist

Bridge of Sighs

Sea and sky

We took the Waterbus to Burano via Punta Sabbione

First glimpse of Burano

Gas Station

Gnomes under an olive tree

Rubbish bags put out for collection

Monday is washing day


People leave their footwear outside, presumably the water is for the plants

All the houses are painted in bright colours; we wondered who chose the colours.

Traditional house in the middle

The main street

Lace Museum shut on Mondays...

Tourist traps



Baldassare Galuppi was an Italian composer, born on the island of Burano in the Venetian Republic.   He was composing at the same time as Christoph Willibald Gluck & Domenico Scarlatti.

Lace and tablecloths for sale

For the benefit of passers-by

Home made lean to?

Another wonky tower


New baby boy

In need of some paint

A miniature dog

We had  lunch sitting on a pine branch.   We had a wholemeal roll with pecorino and a salad;  the best lunch yet, bought from the CO-OP.

Did even more snapping as the sun came out more strongly. 

We did not see a black cat

Iris germanica

Zantedescia aethiopica



from the Comedia dell'Arte

Charming little dog again

Hung out to dry

Camouflaged cat

Community Centre

Another coffee then we caught the Water bus again.   We got off at Fondamenta Nuove and walked along the waterside path as far as possible.   We fell foul of what seemed to be a military area and could not get through, so we had to retrace our footsteps.   We caught another Bus from Celestia to San Marco and were home by 17.00.

A tiny church

More washing

Double Banksian Rose

San Francesco della Vigna

Campo San Francesco


This map is a bit indistinct, but it enlarges to 1000 pixels across

 After a short rest we went to supper at the Chinese Restaurant near the Fish Market over the Rialto Bridge called the Giardino di Giada.   Peter had Schechwan pork and I had Chicken and cashews.   A good meal and very reasonable.


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