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Day 4: Burano. Murano.

ctravels:

A five-night holiday in Venice wouldn’t be complete without a day’s trip to some of the other islands surrounding Venice. We bought ourselves 36-hour vaporetto (water bus) passes and headed for Burano first, which is popular for its colourful buildings and delicate laces.

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We had to first catch a vaporetto to Murano, the closer island, and then catch a connecting vaporetto to the farther Burano. The trips to and from Murano were almost fully packed. We hung so low in the water that we were at the same height as those riding fishing boats. I wish I had a better viewpoint to take photos, but we were left standing in the stuffy non-windowy parts for the most part.

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Burano. An island known for its intricate lace and colourful buildings. Leonardo Da Vinci visited it in 1481 and bought a lace cloth for the main altar of the Duomo of Milan. I wished we had arrived there earlier in the morning because the lighting would’ve been less harsh and the heat would have been less merciless. But we still enjoyed ourselves a lot. We just had a watermelon granita (Simon loves granitas/granites ~ Italian slushies) and tried to stay out of the sun. 

Murano

The plan was to visit Burano and then catch a vaporetto back to Murano to enjoy our lunch. So that we did. But in hindsight, we probably should’ve eaten in Burano. By the time we reached Murano’s shores, I had taken in a bit too much sun. The week of walking Venice had made me tired and sore. And we were so hungry by 3pm that we chose a place out of desperation which was not as great of an eating experience as I would’ve wanted. Well that’s actually not true. We opted for seafood dishes in Murano, I had a pretty awesome fish lasagne. I think my lack of enthusiasm was more due to the way I was feeling than what I was eating. With the help of our server, we did locate a store that I had wanted to find that sold Murano glass beads in bulk. That is my big souvenir for Murano. I am very satisfied with that.

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Murano is well known in its history for glassblowing. In all of Europe, Murano glassblowers were the only ones who knew how to make mirrored glass. The artisans were treated like royalty as they had such an important export. And they were even supposedly not allowed to leave Murano to practice their craft, and were threatened to have their hands cut off or even killed if they tried. Even in this modern day, the glassworks from Murano is something of itself.

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After buying the beads, we grabbed a vaporetto back to the main island of Venice. We had a bit of a reprieve back at our apartment and then headed out in the evening for night shots. It was time to head back to Saint Mark’s Square, with hopes it would be a little less busy and a lot more atmospheric. We took our first ride down the Grand Canal just after dusk.

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Saint Mark’s was still pretty busy when we got there at night. There was an orchestra playing and people were crowding around to watch. We found a nice spot on a bench to sit and we set up our tripods to get some long exposure shots. Just after we started to shoot, a thunderstorm was starting to roll in. The winds picked up and lightning was spotted in the sky. So we hunkered down for some shots. The lightning sadly was partially hidden by the clouds and it quickly made its way out of our line of sight. But we have a better memory of St Mark’s Square because of it.

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While in the square we met up with another photographer from Toronto who managed to capture the lightning well over the Bridge of Sighs. Sigh, why didn’t we think of that? We chatted cameras for awhile before we parted and went our merry ways.

Murano glass shop

Surprise of surprises, we got lost trying to navigate from St Mark’s Square to Rialto Bridge. Both of our phones had dead batteries and we had to rely on the not-so-reliant signs to guide us there. We eventually found it and took a few shots there before taking the vaporetto back to our stop at Ferrovia.

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evannabadasslovegood:

I don’t know if anyone remembers this picture from right after Tangled Ever After came out of Rapunzel and Flynn’s beauuuuuuuutiful rings:

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Welllllllll, I got married about six weeks ago and here are our rings!

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Yes, that’s right, we found a jeweler willing to make the Tangled rings for us.

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adventuresonpaper:

thewanderingtrickster:

adventuresonpaper:

thewanderingtrickster:

My dad was kinda disappointed in Frozen because he was totally expecting Hans to rip off his gloves in the last part of the movie and have fire powers.

but could you imagine how cool that would be?? Then Elsa and Hans could duel it out with magic 

His red hair was apparently what made my dad start thinking that. And Southern Isles, you know, where it’s supposed to be warmer.

your dad should have written frozen

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usb-dongle:

it has been one of my greatest dreams to beat the living shit out of something at least once so god fucking help anybody that ever tries to assault me because i will be brimming with every violent urge that i have ever tucked away in my entire life

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secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet
secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.
He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet

secretlifeofageekygirl:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.

He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet

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1630revellodrivesunnydale:

korilian:

1630revellodrivesunnydale:

I love Natasha Romanoff, I do, but can we remember another Marvel lady who wasn’t sexualised, who was clever and badass?
Thank you.

While we’re on the subject: 


And special kudo’s to Mystique, who managed to be bad ass and clever and compelling and completely made me forget the fact that she was running around naked.

Award for best addition to my post.
1630revellodrivesunnydale:

korilian:

1630revellodrivesunnydale:

I love Natasha Romanoff, I do, but can we remember another Marvel lady who wasn’t sexualised, who was clever and badass?
Thank you.

While we’re on the subject: 


And special kudo’s to Mystique, who managed to be bad ass and clever and compelling and completely made me forget the fact that she was running around naked.

Award for best addition to my post.

1630revellodrivesunnydale:

korilian:

1630revellodrivesunnydale:

I love Natasha Romanoff, I do, but can we remember another Marvel lady who wasn’t sexualised, who was clever and badass?

Thank you.

While we’re on the subject: 

And special kudo’s to Mystique, who managed to be bad ass and clever and compelling and completely made me forget the fact that she was running around naked.

Award for best addition to my post.

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