Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bright Burano

I've never seen a town more colorful than Burano, Italy.
It takes about 40 minutes by water bus to get to this small island from Venice. Upon approach one can't help but notice that Burano has its own leaning tower.
 
Italy reminded Brian a lot of Argentina where he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to the milanese, rolls, and bidets, architectural elements like the tiled floors, shutters, and the fabric or bead-covered doorways all took him back to his days as a young missionary. His Spanish actually helped us converse with the Italians, which was especially helpful at mealtimes.
I'm not sure which color was my favorite. I loved them all. But, I will always have a fondness for purple.

21 comments:

Saimi said...

What a darling little village! It looks like it came right out of a storybook. My favorite house is the yellow with blue shutters adorned with the pretty flowers!

They all look so bright and cheery.

Ginger said...

Purple is my mom's favorite color too. :)

What a beautiful place. I bet they are a happy people because their houses look happy! Beautiful photos... as always. :)

Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh I love all that color. (Note to self: Go to Burano.)

Lesa said...

I never knew there was such a happy, colorful place!

Mom to Many said...

Love the undies on the line!

Marianne said...

Oh. So. Beautiful. Your photos are amazing, Julie. What a wonderful place to visit!!

I can almost feel the warm sun and imagine how those colors would feel on my eyes!

Why do they hang the fabric over their doors? Is it to keep the heat at bay? I think it makes everything look so cozy.

Sue said...

Makes me want to go to Italy right now! Someday, I will!!

=)

Julie said...

Marianne, there is no air conditioning, but it is extremely hot and humid. I'm sure the curtain is for ventilation, yet privacy as well.

Chell said...

OMG that is amazingly beautiful!

Marvett Smith said...

What a gorgeous place! I love all of your images!

Wendys Hat said...

Wow! I love the colors and the beauty! Thanks for sharing.

Garden of Egan said...

Those are gorgeous colors!
If we had neighborhoods like that here we'd be made fun of.
LoVE IT!

Laura@livingabigstory said...

The colors are AMAZING! Doc groaned about the absence of air conditioning in Marseilles too -- the hospital he was at didn't even have it. YIKES!

Natalie said...

Oh the days when I hung my washing out to dry..... This place is like a live crafting show and makes the colorful homes in Daybreak look dull. Thanks your sharing your wonderful trip.

Valerie said...

Beautiful colors! Love the clotheslines too.

Susan R said...

I absolutely love this. They almost look like doll houses being so brightly painted. I don't think one could help but be happy living here.

Jennilyn said...

Thanks for these pictures! The orange ones warm my heart. I love that hot pink number, too--my neighbors would complain, but I could live with that! Maybe even inspire them to be daring with color? (We don't have covenants on our street.) Which came first, your love of purple or D.O.?

Julie said...

@Jennilyn, D.O. of course. :)

JennyLynn said...

I am in love with the them all. The color is fabulous.

Sue said...

What a colorful post.. love it
I want to travel to Rome so bad when the new Temple is completed.

Valerie said...

I love doors too!