Once we arrived at Murano, we started to look for glass blowing demonstrations amongst the rows and rows of shops of Murano glass objects. This stuff is amazing. So amazing that I ended up shipping a box of lovely objects home for around $600 so I really did the budget some damage on this visit. I was worried to buy any of these things because they are so fragile but the option to send a box back by courier with insurance was appealing to me. The prices of these items are amazing. Of course I stuck to the more economical pieces but there were some objects like glass vases, light fittings that were priced at around 10,000EU which is $20,000 with current conversion rates. Murano glass is world famous as I am sure their prices also are! Trevor thought it was momentous enough to take a picture of the shop where I broke the bank!
Of course Michael acted up a bit in this store cause I was taking so long and Trevor had to take him outside which is when he had the idea to take this photo but also I think we was as worried as I was that Michael would break something in the store and we would have to re-mortgage our home to pay for it!! Ouch!
It is funny what you see in Venice, all the things which we have in our towns that are land based, are water based here.
Below is a street vegetable vendor except his truck is is boat, very interesting to watch the things that make daily life different to ours in this unique city.
We eventually found a glass blowing factory and were able to take a short video of the Master at work.
Some other good shots below:
A cargo boat above.
A Venice DHL Express Courier below....
A police boat...
The inside of our water taxi. This boat could have taken up to 15 passengers for sure. And apparently 50EU is the price for a 5 minute taxi ride ($100 of our dollars with current exchange rate).
And for the Venice ambulance, see next post...