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No. 264-268: Burano, Murano, Gondolas, Street Lights, and Masks

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In another moment of cheekiness, I feel inclined to post about somewhere other than France this morning. I justify these infrequent and random posts secure in the knowledge that if I wasn’t living in France, there is no way I would have the opportunity to so easily and cheaply leave la belle France and explore other parts of Europe. The ability to make these trips from the bustling hub of my hometown Paris is yet another thing I love about France.

Donc here are a few colorful memories from an inspiring quick trip to Venice. While Superman was busy discussing green growth and climate change with graduate students in a city which is 18 inches or so from being wiped out by sea level rise, I was strolling through the back streets of Venice and visiting the islands beyond while they are still here.

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  1. Burano is so beautifully colorful, isn’t it? And Venice in general. The fog gave it a different atmosphere when I was there this January, but the color still popped in the gloom.

    June 4, 2014
  2. Beautiful colors & photos – I particularly like the lanterns.

    June 4, 2014
  3. I love Venice. We went last year in January and it was great to have the city to ourselves (or almost) though it was cold…Nice pics. (Suzanne)

    June 4, 2014
  4. cami welsh #

    Incredible color. I hope, I hope I get there before it’s too late. Thanks for sharing.

    June 4, 2014
  5. Sarah Larson #

    Fabulous photos – the masks, glass art, gondolas…and I want to live in that pink house! Venice is high on my bucket list. Thank you for this!

    June 4, 2014
  6. Rich colours and tempting. Never been but you inspire me to get there !

    June 4, 2014
  7. So colorful!😀

    June 5, 2014
  8. suespix #

    Love this – i’m TOTALLY in love with Burano – went there last year, stayed o/night so saw it when no visitors there (except for me of course, but the locals even acknowledged me “after hours” which was v nice). It’s very much a small-town kind of place🙂 Also of course love and fascinated by Venice – it’s a very emotional place to be, I think.. Took a million pics, some are on my blog, i’m sure more to come … your post has actually reminded me to revisit my Burano ideas!! (And btw, it would be SOOO great if your superman – or you – got a job in Italy!!! i would really love to see 365thingsiloveaboutitaly!!!)

    June 7, 2014
    • I would love to see Burano sans tourists. It’s a gorgeous place to photograph, non? I just wish my camera had been working correctly.

      I would LOVE to live in Italy–and 365thingsiloveaboutitaly would surely be amazing (the experience, I mean). Thanks for your comment. I will be on the lookout for your Burano ideas posts.🙂

      June 7, 2014

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