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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Good Morning from Murano


I am staying across the "street" from the canal through Murano and when I open my window, this is the first thing I see each day. What a view.

I can hear the people passing by below chatting away and see others waving out of their windows to friends.

I said street, but I really haven't seen cars since I arrived. Everyone walks and takes boats to go places. Boats are buses, taxis and of course the gondolas are wonderful tourist attractions. We see those in Venice.

But Murano is different. More like a small town here where people know each other. I think I read about 5000 live on this island. And so many are in the glass business. Everywhere you go, you see glass shops, or workshops tucked away. I'll add more photos later on. But wish me luck. My first day of class is today. And I'm so excited, I can hardly wait.