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Murano Italy - part one

Murano is quieter and slower paced than Venice

A few years ago, our poor little art student was forced to go study oil painting and rock carving in Orvieto Italy.  It was a hardship, but she went off bravely.  And we went off bravely at the end of her four-month semester to pick her up!  As a part of that trip, we traveled up to Venice, and of course we had to make a side-trip to Murano to drool over the glass.

Yes, the tower is leaning.  No, it probably won't fall over.
We started our visit with a glass factory tour, of course.  Since we chose the factory at random, we felt pretty fortunate to have found a master glass maker who liked to show off.  Maybe they all do...I don't know for sure!

Here is a short video that I shot, followed by some wonderful still shots that Dani took:

Saturday - part two

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WindyRiver said…
Fantastic! What a great experience! And how wonderful that you got to see a master craftsman in action. Thanks for sharing this!
Barbara said…
These guys are incredible. I could watch them all day. Pity this video is less than two minutes.

What a great experience for you.
Thanks for posting it.
LisaS said…
Stunning glasswork!!!!
Kim said…
I love watching that, it was incredible. Wow, thanks for sharing!
LiliKrist said…
Cyndi, may I post this article to my blog?
Cyndi L said…
Lili, that would be fine, thank you for asking. Just please include my copyright notice and a link to the site :-)