Burano is a pretty island in the northern part of the lagoon of Venice, Italy with a current population of about 2,800 inhabitants. It consists of four individual islands, which are separated by narrow, 10 meters wide, canals, rio Pontinello in the west, rio Zuecca in the south and rio Terranova in the east. Burano is famous for lace-making and for its brightly-colored fishermen’s houses; the island is a photographer’s paradise.
Colours of the Lagoon
The mascareta is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common water craft within Venice. In modern times the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city, serving as traghetti (ferries) over the Grand Canal. They are also used in special regattas (rowing races) held amongst gondoliers. It is similar to punting, except it uses an oar to propel it instead of a pole.
Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not. James Taylor
Burano is a collection of islands linked by bridges and divided by canals, located approximately 9km to the north-east of Venice.
Historians are divided as to whether the island acquired its name from the Buriana family, who were amongst the first settlers, or from the smaller neighbouring island of Buranello from whence its first inhabitants originated.
Burano is a densely populated, neat and attractive little town with a population of around 5,000. Visitors usually remark on the brightly painted houses which create a colourful ambiance: a feature which the authorities have attempted to preserve by insisting that residents observe the municipal colour scheme when painting their homes.
Any colour - so long as it's black. Henry Ford
Cargo Celtic Fortune near the Arsenale
Thanks to Titti for being my Muse of the day......I do not think there is anything wrong in painting around the house in black....as long as you leave a bit of white!
Black is the colour, is young, is trendy, is cool, is fun, is a statement, is strong, is nice, is warm, is cold, is anarchist...
Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region. The name "rosemary" derives from the Latin name rosmarinus, which is from "dew" (ros) and "sea" (marinus), or "dew of the sea" because in many locations it needs no other water than the humidity carried by the sea breeze to live.
Rosemary plant growing on the Island of Santa Cristina
Baked Mackerel with Rosemary
The ingredients for two people are: 2 mackerels 1 garlic clove, 1 lemon, and 2 big fresh rosemary branches.
Cut the lemon in half, thinly slice the garlic and wash the rosemary branches.Now you need to clean the mackerels: You can cut the belly such that you can remove the entrails. Wash the fish well removing all the remains of the entrails otherwise the meat could get an unpleasant sour taste.
Once they have been rinsed, dry them well outside and inside so that there is no water left. Then place some garlic slices and one rosemary branch inside the mackerel’s belly cavity.
Make two rectangles of aluminium foil and place the fish on one of them, squeeze the lemon juice inside and on the mackerel, then folds the foil over the fish.
Lastly, bake the fish at 200 °C (390 °F) for 20-25 minutes.