This morning started off overcast and it must have rained or drizzled early this morning. Considering the weather I decided to take a trip to Murano, the island known for their glass. At one time the glass factories were in Venice proper but then they decided there was too much of a chance of fires and they moved them all to Murano. The trip takes about 10 minutes by boat once you walk to the other side of the island. I thought there were factories that gave public glass blowing demos to the tourists in order to get you interested in the glass...but maybe you had to be part of a tour. On the way from the boat to the shops there was one open doorway where you could see the glassblowers, but they weren't too close. I had to be satisfied sketching there standing up.
My zoom lens came in handy.
After the sketch I needed to relax and sit for a while so I found a spot to have a cappuccino. I found my Liz Steel mojo and sketched it too.
I probably went into about 90% of the shops in Murano...and there are a lot. I bought a few small things and then stopped for a delicious lunch of prosecco and fried calamari. Then it was off to shop a little more and then find a spot for a final sketch in Murano.
It was a very full day.