Sunday, November 9, 2008



I am still working on the pictures from our last vacations in Venice.
Near Venice, there is a small island, named Murano. This place is famous for the glass art of the very numerous craftsmen. There are around 300 furnaces in that small island . A long time ago, the government of the Venice Republic decided to move the furnaces from downtown to this place for two reasons:
- in Venice, all building structures are made of wood. You can imagine what could happen with furnaces everywhere
- they wanted to protect their know-how , that was a long time before Japanese "tourists" and after them Chinese came to "visit" the factories.
We visited a factory too and I took some pictures without flash and from a not very good point of view . Let's see ...

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