Sunday, 19 October 2014

Still taking in Venice and Burano.... a beautiful day

We had a pretty good nights sleep... and a good breakfast.
We were struggling to connect to our convent's Wifi - so we were starting to feel a bit desperate.  But other than that - we were good!!

I didn't have an agenda about Venice - partly because I didn't have any time before I left to research anything about anything - also for me sometimes the best way to take in new place is by exploring and discovering and researching on the go.  And I was delighted at every turn!  However, that being said - it's left me needing to go back to explore some more because there is so much more I need to discover!  And the art museums, enough said - I need to go back!
Today we decided to leave Venice by boat and head to the small Island of Burano, a small fishing village which is famous for it's brightly colored buildings - folklore explains that they are brightly colored so that the fisherman could find their way home after their nightly drunken escapades.  I love that.  Burano is also known for their lace and Venetian glass.

We left via St Marks Square - and I'm so glad we did.
It was breathtaking.

This may be one of my favorite pictures - a tapestry of buildings overlapping each other with completely different textures, styles and colors.  I'm in heaven!

Venice from afar...

We had a long boat trip - about 2 hours.
It was a good time to chat and really get to know about each others lives.
These connecting moments were some of the hightlights of my whole trip!
I love deep connection - it's definitely one of my love languages!
So I was one happy girl!

We were so chilled after taking in this beautiful little village.
We were more than ready to take in a healthy lunch, cuppa and some Wifi - we were in heaven!  I think we sat blissfully for almost 2.5 hours and the most amazing thing is that we were both so happy doing this.  I loved how like-minded we were about travelling.

Because these little house entrances face directly onto the streets - each front door had this shade cloth covering - so they could open their doors for the fresh air to flow through - but also have their privacy from the prying tourists desperate to steal sneak-peaks into their sweet homes.

You can find water fountains through-out Italy... apparently spring water.
Apparently safe to fill your bottles.  Brilliant engineering and foresight from ancient times.

Back in Venice again...

Back in Venice and slowly ambling the streets and alleyways.
The thing I love most about being in Italy - is the walking!
This way you discover beautiful gems... and glimpses of this ancient world.

Beautiful finds from the day!
Lace from Burano and a beautiful painting of the village.
And ancient photos and postcards!

On the way home to our Monastery - we came across the sweetest printing press place... a little business tucked away and possibly easily missed - that seems to have been in existences for a very long time, based on the antiques in store and possibly past through the generations.  Printing off business cards and images in an etching style {the cards in the top right corner}.  The owner - a delightful man telling us stories of all the famous people he's made personal cards for... that a character!

I loved this day so much!
It was more than perfect!

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