Wooden walkway, Burano

A covered wooden walkway on the island of Burano, in the Venetian lagoon.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made From Wood

Living Colour

The island of Burano, in the Venetian Lagoon, is noted for the bright colours that the residents paint their houses.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Live

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Pedestrians, but hardly a pedestrian setting.

In Venice, and also on the islands in the Venetian Lagoon, if you’re not in a boat then you have to be a pedestrian. These particular examples of the species are walking alongside one of the small canals on the island of Burano.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Alley

Frank’s theme of ‘Alley’ for this week was, you might say, right up my street. I particularly enjoy photographing old -= sometimes very old – urban architecture, so I have plenty of alleyways in my collection.

Very often, of course, it’s impossible to see right to the end of a medieval alley or passageway, which adds a sense of mystery to the image. On the other hand, though, they are also typically quite dark and gloomy.

However, I think I’ve found a compromise here. The island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon is especially noted for the bright colours with which most of the houses are painted – even those down a mysterious dark alley like this one:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Alley

Thursday Doors: Burano

Things have stayed pretty local as regards Thursday Doors over the past few weeks, so just for a change, somewhere a little more exotic – and colourful – this time.

There are two principal islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, which is famous for its glass-making and Burano, something of an artists’ hangout and probably best known for its brightly-painted houses.

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which of course means colourful door surrounds, even on the more decrepit examples:

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Albeit that there’s a reassuring drabness about  this example:

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Although this must be the hands-down winner – Charlie Chaplin and all:

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Thursday Doors 19 January 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Landing Stage

Staying on the island of Burano, where that church door from last week needs a lick of paint, is this little wooden stage that allows boat-owners to avoid getting their feet wet when boarding or disembarking from their vessel. I was struck by the contrast between the glassy (anti-texture?) water and the rough surface of the wood. Complementary colours, too.

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 41

Tuesdays of Texture: Paint

This door – of a church on the island of Burano, in the Venetian lagoon – could really do with a fresh coat of paint.

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 40