Thursday, April 17, 2008

Murano, the glassblowers' island (1)

Murano, boats in front of church

The hotel offered a free trip to Murano, the glassblowers' island and even though we realized that regardless of the assurances of the hotel, the boat would drop us off at a glass factory, we didn't hesitate and signed up. Sure enough, we were dropped off at a factory but as soon soon as the people realized we were not the souvenir buying kind, we could leave and exploit the island.

This may sound surprising, but the way Murano is built allows the first time visitor to get closer to the water than is usually possible in Venice. My photos need space to work for me and I got a lot of that in Murano.

Camera: Pentax *ist DS, lens: Sigma 18-50mm - 1:3.5-5.6 DC