Colorful Burano

by Emiel van den Boomen on May 21, 2016

Colorful Burano

We liked Venice, but we loved the island of Burano! The exceptionally colorful houses flourish in the sunlight and reflect in the water of the Venetian Lagoon. Like a smiling rainbow. Contrasting colors merge and become one happy universe.

Edge of Burano

Walking Burano canals

The colors are a feast to the eye. Unfortunately the decay of some houses is clearly visible. They suffer from water and sun but most of them stood the test of time; they wear their color with pride! Burano is a photographer’s paradise….

Purple Burano

Fishing boat Burano

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Tulip fields Netherlands

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Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

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7 eleven stores Thailand

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