Behind the Scenes at the Murano Glass Workshop
above: the glass master begins to work with the hot glass, forming it, rolling it, putting it in and out of the fiery-hot oven.
above: soon the glass master begins to craft a horse out of the molten glass. Look closely and you can see the details. (click the image to biggify)
The Magnificent Murano Glass Showroom
above left: I popped my head into the Opera house, which was stunning.
above: fresh chestnuts were roasting in this barrel, which smelled so fantastic! They also sold them raw, along with other nuts, dried fruits and chili peppers.
above: just an old ship I thought was interesting.
Witches in Venice?
above: no these aren't Witches' Brooms. Believe it or not, the city workers use these brooms (what I think look like Witches Brooms) to sweep the public areas. I thought it was a little funny so I had to take this photo.
-Signore Ricardo Rockhill