Monday, August 3, 2009

Scary Stuff

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!

Murano - the glass island

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!"

Postcard #4

The Duomo from the Piazzale Michelangelo