« PhotoHunt - stripes |
| Vintage Venice »
A short newsreel about life on the island of Burano. No date is shown on the credits but my guess is that it's from the early 1900's. This is simply beautiful.
Posted to by Maria I. on April 5, 2009 9:51 PM
Hi Maria, that was an awesome video! It was neat to see the old fishing boats with their sails and the women making the lace. This film is in Black and White and I wonder if the buildings back then were colorful as they are now. I enjoyed my visit to Burano and it's very cool to see this video of how life was like back then.
Thanks so much for sharing this great YouTube find Maria! Have a great day!
Kathy (Trekcapri) |
April 6, 2009 12:25 PM
April 6, 2009 12:25
How neat! I was wondering about the colors of the buildings back then too. I imagine they were colorful.
Thanks for sharing Maria.
April 6, 2009 1:00 PM
April 6, 2009 13:00
Wow - what a great video. It sure has changed now!
April 6, 2009 1:45 PM
April 6, 2009 13:45
Charming view of long ago Burano. Such a mystical place that still to me appears to have time still.
Barb Cabot |
April 6, 2009 4:10 PM
April 6, 2009 16:10
What a wonderful video Maria, where did you find it?
The sail boats are so lovely, and the women's lace work is beautiful.
April 6, 2009 7:47 PM
April 6, 2009 19:47
Thank you for sharing this quaint view back in time of one of my favorite places. To see the women doing her lace work, I stood for the longest time in a shop, when we where there, just marveling at the tiny stitches they would make. This is a rare gem. Thank you again.
Sandra Alexander |
April 6, 2009 9:20 PM
April 6, 2009 21:20
Kathy, I’m glad you liked the video. I share your curiosity about the color of the buildings at the time this clip was made. Maybe I'll do a little research to try to find the answer.
Candi, I looked again at the video, pressing pause to take a closer look and I could see some variation on the blacks and grays. I also think that they might have already been painted in the vivid colors.
Jerry, life was so much simpler back then.
Barb, I got the same feeling while visiting Burano, with some areas looking frozen in time.
Sandra, the video was embedded on a website about traveling to Burano. I found about eight additional videos of Venice at the beginning of the 20th century. Very interesting and kind of nostalgic to see Venice back in time.
SandraK, you’re lucky to have seen women working on their lace. I wanted to visit the Lace Museum but it was closed for renovations. I guess I have to go back. :)
María I. |
April 6, 2009 10:06 PM
April 6, 2009 22:06
If or when you make it back to Burano, I wanted you to know, that in every shop we went into, there were ladies working on their lace. We never even went into the Lace Museum. It was just so thrilling to see them at work, and now after seeing that little film clip, and they are still doing it just the same.
April 7, 2009 5:48 PM
April 7, 2009 17:48
I really loved this video. It was great seeing the old boats, the fashion of the clothes, and the lace making. I also wondered about the color of the buildings. Burano seems so different in black and white. Have you ever read City of Masks? For some reason this video reminded me of that book.
April 11, 2009 5:25 PM
April 11, 2009 17:25
(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)
Remember personal info?
Comments: (you may use HTML tags for style)
This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on April 5, 2009 9:51 PM.
The previous post in this blog was PhotoHunt - stripes.
The next post in this blog is Vintage Venice.
Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.