29/04/2019

Venice - day 2


So then, a selection of pictures in the order I took them, from our second day in Venice; here my mother-in-law got in a bit of quick crocheting before we headed out for breakfast.



The view from our breakfast table outside at Sullaluna; we walked past the book shop/bistro/café the evening before on our way home from dinner, and I poked my head in to ask whether they served breakfast, which they fortunately did. Delicious it was too.



These guys, out for a morning walk - or boat ride I should say.



This kid of ours, hanging out, munching away. I must say he's an absolute joy to travel with, he can walk for hours and is happy eating anything, so no need to tailor our trips especially for him. 



This lady was busy taking selfies as I spotted her, preening, pouting and making sure that she looked perfect. This is her pretty and embarrassed smile as she spotted me taking her picture too.



Got our minds blown visiting the I Gesuiti church on the northern tip of Cannaregio. I mean look at it! The craftsmanship in all the details were out of this world. This was actually the only time on the trip that Oomoo wasn't feeling it (churches creep him out). Mr Famapa and he sat in the pews (can you spot them?) and after being told that people pray there, Mr F asked O that maybe in the spirit of things he would like to say a prayer. "Please God, get me out of here." he replied. 😂



This balcony was something else; the marble had been cut to look like heavy fabric, and it really looked like it to the eye.




Waiting at Fondamente Nouva for a water bus to take us to Murano, which you can see here in the distance to the left.



Yep, they make the world famous Murano glass on Murano the island. Here we watched a demonstration of how they go about making it.



Murano was super touristy and pretty tacky, but luckily Google Maps took us through the residential areas at one point. Those moments were the best.



Without them you'd miss the little things, like these recycled and repurposed detergent bottles. So cool.



If you go to Venice, and visit Murano, I'd recommend a visit to the Glass Museum; these murrines were made in the late 1870's, and eventually drove their creator mad. It's a shame you can't see from my pic the small scale of these, but the larger examples above the original pieces of glass are enlarged photos so you can see the detail properly. It was almost impossible to make the portraits out with the naked eye. Here's a modern example of the same technique by Loren Stump.




Spied on this guy sorting out his laundry while we had lunch.


Leaving Murano on the water bus, on our way to take in a high view of Venice, which will come in the next post, as this one is already long as it is...


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