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PhotoHunt: Glass

Venice has a long history of glass making. In the 13th century, the glass factories were moved to the nearby island of Murano to reduce the risk of fires in Venice proper, and glass making continues on Murano today.

Here's a sweet little street shrine on Murano showing "Madonnina dei Vetrai" (Our Lady of the Glassmakers).


Murano


Murano


Also on Murano, a strange glass sculpture. It looks too fragile to be displayed outside.


Murano


Murano


Another modern glass sculpture in Murano~


Murano

Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend. :)

See a list of upcoming Saturday Photo Hunting themes on Gattina's website here.

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Comments (7)

Beautiful photos! I like these beautiful glass sculptures !

Beautiful Venice glass! a glass sculpture is way too vulnerable...

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, I love the Murano glass. I have a wine decanter set from my first trip to Venice in 1993 and it still looks brand new.
The quality of their work is top of the line. Those sculptures are very cool and creative.

Have a wonderful weekend.

I love the diversity of the glass you posted from Venice. Happy Weekend!

You are almost sitting on the source of glass ! This statue must be new I haven't seen it in 2009 when I was last in Murano.

what beautiful and interesting statues.

YTSL:

Hi Annie --

I was betting on you taking part in this week's Photo Hunt as glass is one of those things I associate with Venice! :)

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