Burano is an Artist’s Dream

Burano, Italywise

Almost every doorway in Burano is a work of art.

Today’s post will be brief. I want to share one of my latest photos from the island of Burano, a stunningly “painted” fishing village. A short vaporetto ride from Venice will take you there. I would love to gain a better understanding of just how the practice of adorning the buildings in such vibrant colors in this village came into being. Does this practice imply some kind of inherent optimism of the villagers? Maybe that is the hopeful part of my mind. Nonetheless, my spirits are always lifted when I visit this wonderful village.

Most importantly, my brain shifts into creative overdrive when I wander the canals and alleyways of Burano. I feel a bit as though I am cheating when I point my camera, compose a shot, and snap the shutter. It is as though an artist has gone before me and done most of the work already. Still, I’m not complaining.

The scenes of daily life against this rich backdrop also inspire other photos and subsequent paintings (see my post about No. 331).

If this post sparks your interest in learning more about Burano, be sure to visit the Official Website of Burano.

I hope you enjoy this most recently posted photo, which is also in my online photo gallery.

Happy viewing!


By |2016-01-16T12:31:01+01:00January 16th, 2016|Color, Exploring the Veneto, Photography Posts|4 Comments

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I’m an American expat living in Italy!


  1. Anita January 17, 2016 at 5:11 am - Reply

    Ciao Jed ! Thank you for nice writing on a favorite place of mine! Burano is a piece of heaven yes so colorful with artists all over ,lace..my idea of heaven!! Be well waiting on a new painting after you settle!! Grazie Anita

    • Jed January 17, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      I promise to be back at work with paintbrush in hand soon after we’ve settled into our new home in the Veneto! As always, great hearing from you! xoxox Jed

  2. Marla January 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Recently in Malta we learned that merchants would paint the doors the color of the goods they were selling: blue for seafood, green for veggies, orange for fruit, etc. Correlation? Maybe!

    Thanks again for your posts!

    • Jed January 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks Marla for this insight! It is a theory that makes a lot of sense. I promise to dig deeper on my subsequent visits there. Hope all is well! Jed

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