Contrasts

Venice is all muted colours, faded grandeur, mist and mystery.

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By contrast, the island of Burano is bright and cheery.

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Burano is a tiny island where traditionally lace was made. In the lace shops you can still see old ladies hunched over their lacework. It takes seven women two months to make a doily with a variety of different lace techniques. It makes knitting seem very fast in comparison.

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