It always seems to me that Murano is a sleepy place.
If you go inside the shops and factories, you find plenty of
photophobic - and hyperkinetic - Italians, making and selling
their glass treasures. But outside, there were relatively few
people, 90% of whom were tourists. And tourists don't get up
early in Venice.
The church of S Pietro Martire was quite anonymous looking, both inside
Apart from the fact that it has a couple of decent Bellinis. But
the others were in a hurry, so I was unable to take advantage of the
fact that the photo police were taking a break.
I rather admired this application of local craft techniques to
Palazzo da Mula
Waiting for the vaporeto (I do not know whether this is Veniziano or
the official spelling, but I found it in in use on all the notices).
By now, the tourists were awake.
And the sun was full on to bring out the strong coulours on the houses.
A lace shop where you could buy anything (and I do mean anything) in
lace. Too expensive for us, anyway!
The quiet looking canal
.... actually contains some customer service orientation that would be
nice to find here in Amsterdam.
Yes, the waiter stopped waiting, and took the photo the customers had
asked for. I suppose you could call him "customer focused".
I have to admit I found the canal, and the background of colourful
houses very photogenic.
For some reason, there seem to be fondamente and calle dei assassini
all over Venice. I suspect that their main weapon was their
prices. Meanwhile, as we crossed the bridge, we could see more
traditional house painting, and more traditional laundry.
The shopping drag was a good deal busier ...
... than the Museo del Merletto, where they would not let us in because
they were closing in a few minutes.
I had never heard of Mazzorbo until this holiday, but it has some more
very colourful houses:
You just have to imagine the vaporeto stop is not there ....
My photoshop skills are not well enough developed to magic it
away. Any more than I could get rid of the scaffolding.
I never succeeded in finding the line 20 vaporeto that goes to S
Servolo, so we only have this picture, taken from S Giorgio tower.