So, if you don't mind, I'd like to go back to last October, and reminisce a little more about our wonderful trip to La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic, as it used to be known.
On our first full day in Venice, we headed over to Murano, an island in the Venetian lagoon, known for its glassworks. They truly have elevated glass making to its highest manifestation.
Here I am, in one of many boat rides that I would be taking in the days to come. This one was a private boat that took us to Murano, at no charge, in the hopes that we would drop a pretty penny on the island. First, we visited a glass museum and saw a demonstration of the art of glass blowing.
The work is hot . . . and meticulous . . .
And if our eyes wondered on occasion . . .
We had THIS view to entertain us!
Aren't these chandeliers magnificent? I don't know if these were special orders waiting to be delivered, or if they were just there to wow the tourists . . .
Check out the delicacy of these goblets . . .
Ours for a mere pittance . . . NOT! The simplest of those goblets could easily go for €350 or more!
This green reminds me of the color of the Venetian lagoon . . .
Can you stand a few more pictures of glass?
It was all so beautiful!
Check out that magnificent pink goblet! It could be yours for a mere €350!
"Conteria" - tiny glass beads strung together to make these fabulous necklaces . . . Lee actually bought me one of these! I'll post a picture of it at a later date.
And here is Murano. It's hard to believe that this sleepy façade hides such magnificent work!
The tower of the Church of Santa Maria E Donato, the island church.
Webster's defines Venetian blue as a strong blue, similar to cobalt blue. I think Venetian blue should be this beautiful aquamarine, like the waters of its lagoon.