Monday, August 3, 2009
Probably the oddest things I saw in Venice... a funky boutique called "Virus." Their main mannequin displays were wooden sculptures of Doges (former rulers of Venice) done in wood, but with female bodies, and wearing $800 velvet jackets. And then there were the g-strings... Certainly weirder than the tourists for a change!
In Venice's lagoon also lie the islands of Murano and Burano. Burano does lace (I skipped this because lace is not my cup of tea), Murano does glass. I go there for the earrings.
The streets had a few sculptures of glass made by the local artisans. When I saw the blue one, all I could think was "Eat your heart out Dale Chilhuly!"