Wednesday, March 06, 2013


This is my long delayed post on our visit to Burano when we were in Venice in January - as it's still gaspingly hot here (paging Autumn???) I need to look at thse photos to emeber what cool feels like.

So here are the beautiful canals of Burano - the lacemaking island about an hour's vaporetto trip across the lagoon from Venice
There are a number of alarmingly diagonal belltowers in Venice  - this was one of the more alarming ones.
We visited the lace museum of course, although annoyingly were not allowed to take photos and were hustled through as they were about to close... I did however buy this beautiful piece of lace from the lace-maker herself
Really stunning work. You can see more of Sandra Mavaracchio's work here.
The Venetian lace is just exquisite - I bought more pieces at another shop in Burano and one just behind the Basilica of San Marco

I have a weakness for old lace and marvel over the time and skill it takes to make even the smallest piece. I especially treasure this work by my maternal grandmother.

1 comment:

librarygirl said...

wow! how beautiful.