Island of Burano

LightMagicLightMagic Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 259 Major grins

Visited the fishing village of Burano, about an hour by boat from Venice this summer. While famous of the quality of the lace made here, what makes it a favorite of photographers are the brightly colored houses all around the island.

The tradition of painting houses in such bright colors is to easily demarcate the properties, though a popular legend is that this was done due to the island's past as a fishing village where the bright colors made it easier for returning fishermen to find their homes in the thick fog of the lagoon.

Tourism is the main industry today, but the island has only one hotel, so tourists make the day trip from Venice. It is crowded during the tourist season, but I went there towards the end of the day and go the place mostly to myself.

The typical Burano's houses are mainly squared-shaped and are divided into two or three floors. At the low ground there is the kitchen, the breakfast nook and the toilet. At the next floors there are the bedrooms. There are currently around 2000 to 3000 residents in this island.

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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Registered Users Posts: 10,569 Major grins

    these are so lovely, stunning colors

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  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 942 Major grins

    A beautiful series of images!! Brilliant colors. Nicely presented, thank you for sharing these!!

  • LightMagicLightMagic Major grins Registered Users Posts: 259 Major grins

    @Awais Yaqub said:
    these are so lovely, stunning colors

    Thank you

  • LightMagicLightMagic Major grins Registered Users Posts: 259 Major grins

    @El Gato said:
    A beautiful series of images!! Brilliant colors. Nicely presented, thank you for sharing these!!

    Thank you

  • captnemocaptnemo Depth defying Bakersfield, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 186 Major grins

    Love these, colors really stand out and of course I'm a sucker for pics with boats in them :)

  • joshhuntnmjoshhuntnm Las Cruces, NM Las Cruces, NMRegistered Users Posts: 1,924 Major grins

    cool pics. so colorful. thanks for sharing

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,716 Major grins

    Beautiful work. I find the procedure of protecting the boats from rubbing on the " docks " very interesting.

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  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,456 Major grins

    Love the colors.

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