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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Murano Glass Christmas Tree

Here is an art installation which is claimed to be the world's biggest blown glass tree.  It's in the central Campo Santo Stefano square in Murano. (an island of the Venice lagoon)  It was made by Venetian artist glass master Simone Cenedese.

Its total height is 8.5 meters and weighs 3 tons, with 1000 glass tubes.

Here is a short youtube video that shows its location and more footage.

photo credit Andrea Pattaro/AFP/Getty Images