Peter Kun Frary | Photographer

Burano Canal | Venezia, Italia


The brightly colored boats and homes bathed in the setting sun was about as photogenic a scene as one could hope for.

Burano is a small island in the lagoon just outside Venezia (Venice), and is only a 30 minute boat ride from tourist central. It's a sleepy fishing village and poses a refreshing contrast to crowded and fast paced Venezia. At sunset the town square is filled with strolling old folks, teenagers and kids kicking soccer balls.

Burano backyard:

Shuttered windows with flower pots are all the rage in Italy and Burano is no exception:

Burano window folk (photo by Seil Frary)

I hung around for a few hours and ate dinner in a quaint sidewalk cafe. I can't say the food was good--actually was terrible--but the wine flowed freely and I left a happy albeit rather sedated man. Here's Burano's main plaza at twlight.

EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM

Galleria Europa

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