From: Murano, the Glass Island
A barge loaded with bottles of cooking gas prepares to cast off from a quay near the Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato.
Not far away, tourists approach a glass factory and showroom where a decaying mural of gilded glass mosaic fills the arches above the entrance.
Head left from the Colonna waterbus stop, and you'll encounter signs for a glass factory that offers free glassblowing demonstrations.
Coffee and cookies are theme of this café's colorful tablecloths.
A lady in a hat meets a cat in a residential square.
Some dogs were born for boating....
...while others prefer to relax on land.
A post office...
...and a postal carrier ensure that mail is collected and delivered on Murano.
Venice's winged lion has a counterpart on a Muranese wall.
A wingless version of the leoni gnaws on a doorknocker.
A Byzantine-style Madonna occupies center stage in an outdoor shrine.
Decorations of mosaic tile enliven an otherwise blank stucco wall.
Next page: Murano map, satellite photo
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