Sunday, August 09, 2015

A visit to Burano

For our last full day together as a family group in Venice we went to the islands of Murano and Burano.

Lisa loves glass making and so Murano was the place to go to see a glass making demonstration and to take home a souvenir of this beautiful work.

Afterwards we went to Burano which was the highlight of the trip for Linda and me.

The colourful houses made quite a splash and we could only admire all the wonderful creations from Venetian lace.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this in a side window of one of the shops.  The shop owner spotted me and beckoned me inside where she proceeded to do a hard sell of her many wares but we were there to look not buy.

The following morning we said goodbye to Rick, David, Lisa and Jackson as they were headed for a few days in Rome and we were due to fly out to Birmingham.

Linda and I left the apartment by 7.30am in an attempt to escape the heat.  That was never going to happen until we finally reached Marco Polo airport and air conditioning.  This is where we stayed until our 4.30pm flight to the cooler and welcome climate of England.

1 comment:

margaret said...

just caught up on your last few posts. Wow you are seeing so much and doing so much tiring just reading about it all, not sure where you both get the energy from but please can I have some!
Great 2 days at the quilt show but now worn out!