Because of the great quality of the Blurb print of my East Africa book, I have now realized a long-planned project. Many of the pictures of this website were taken in Venice. Since our first visit in 2001, we have fallen in love with Venice and the lagoon. We have been there many times since then. In Venice, time seems to be slower. We love to get lost in Venice – although this is getting harder and harder after our many stays there. A fixed point of our Venice trips is always the visit of the island of Burano on a sunny day, of course with the camera. This book contains 50 of my best pictures taken during these visits.
Burano is a picturesque small (670x450m) island in the lagoon of Venice, from there by boat in 40 minutes. It is located right next to the island of Torcello, the longest populated island in the lagoon. Burano is famous for its colorful houses. Legend has it that the fishermen used the colors on foggy days (or in the rush of alcohol 😉 ) to find home again. The colours of the houses are not chosen arbitrarily. For centuries, it has been stipulated that a new coat of paint must be applied for by the administration and the color must be agreed. Thanks to modern color chemistry, however, the colors have become more and more variable and especially more intense over the years.
A brief look into the book:
“50 Colors of Burano” contains on 50 pages 50 colorful photos that I took on several trips to Burano between 2007 and 2016. It can now be ordered in large format print (30x30cm) from Blurb.