Posted on October 5, 2017
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.
Posted on August 15, 2017
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:
Posted on May 2, 2017
This week, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Healthy’ for his Tuesday Photo Challenge. A bit tricky, but this greengrocer’s stall in the Rialto Market in Venice has an abundance of stuff that’s supposed to be good for you:
Posted on March 30, 2017
Posted on January 23, 2017
A butcher’s window display that I spotted in one of the narrow streets of the San Polo neighbourhood of Venice. The big hand-written sign ‘Oggi c’e il capretto’ means ‘Today we have kid [as in kid goat]’ and there it is, hanging right in the middle.
Posted on January 19, 2017
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.
which of course means colourful door surrounds, even on the more decrepit examples:
Albeit that there’s a reassuring drabness about this example:
Although this must be the hands-down winner – Charlie Chaplin and all:
Thursday Doors 19 January 2017
Posted on October 25, 2016
Posted on October 5, 2016
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.
Posted on September 27, 2016
Posted on September 13, 2016
This week, a bit of the yuck factor. It’s not to everybody’s taste – certainly not mine (and I’ve tried it) – but there’s no doubt that octopus does have a distinctive texture, even if it’s not one you would go out of your way to feel. Or eat.
This example was photographed on a stall in the Fish Market near the Rialto Bridge in Venice, so at least you can assume it was fresh.