The Lace Makers of Burano

20160505-IMG_0188_FB

Taken in the lace museum in Burano, these ladies are the last of the city’s lace makers. Their work is so fine and they sit quietly stitching all day. A significant piece of lace can take years to make, and thus once a machine was designed that could do this work, the market for hand stitched lace disappeared. A document to a passing skill.

Venice at sunset

DSCF1252FBWe had a lovely few days in Venice last week.  The weather was warm, the city beautiful, and the skies lovely colours.  I met with my good friend for coffee and chats about her business, and we got to spend some fun time with my mum and aunt.  There should be some other shots coming, but for now here is a sunset image taken from a restaurant in Arsenale looking towards Salute and the Grand Canal.