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Wash Day in Murano

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 8 August 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

PENTAX *ist D 1/750 second F/11.0 ISO 800 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Magda from Vancouver, Canada

I hang my laundry outside too! :) Great image!

8 Aug 2009 5:25am

@Magda: Thanks Magda! Yes, laundry hanging outdoors brings back lots of childhood memories.... ;-)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great colors!

8 Aug 2009 11:51am

@Jen: Thanks Jen! ;-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A Gigantic moment here, I love it, great Saturday morning shot :)

8 Aug 2009 11:55am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine! LOL....would Saturday be wash day at home? ;-)))

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent capture . Gorgeous building in all these colors and cloth on wire is a special add to this shot !

8 Aug 2009 1:59pm

@MARIANA: Thanks Mariana! The ledgend goes that the area was/is prone to heavy fog and wives painted their houses in these bright colours so that their men could find their way home....... ;-))

eva from Rouen, France

une photo originale de Murano, qui change des clichés classique des petits canaux et du clocher qui penche... J'aime beaucoup ces maisons de toutes les couleurs faites pour être reconnues de loin par le pêcheur qui rentre...(autrefois !). Et j'aime bien aussi cette forêt d'antennes sur les toits ! C'est une photo très vivante...

8 Aug 2009 6:03pm

@eva: Merci beaucoup, Eva ! Oui, je pense que Murano est un lieu merveilleux plein d'histoire riche. Merci pour vos visites et commente. Ils sont beaucoup appréciés ! ;-)

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I love the colors of the houses in this photo. The picture of this area was a great capture :)

8 Aug 2009 6:12pm

@Lambspun: Thanks Lambspun! Murano has a vivid history as it was the island where all of the glass blowers lived.... ;-))

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very well done. Lovely houses

8 Aug 2009 9:26pm

@Veronique: Thank you very much Veronique! ;-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantásticas, tão coloridas.

8 Aug 2009 9:45pm

@Ana Lúcia: Muinto obrigado, Ana! ;-)

ninni from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

I love this! The colours and the buildings! A great capture!

9 Aug 2009 1:29am

@ninni: Muinto obrigado, Ninni! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great capture - the washing and the color of the buildings -very nice!

9 Aug 2009 2:36am

@B. Thomas: Thanks very much Barbara! ;-)

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Color color everywhere. No fading happening here. No UV or bleaching accepted. Great shot Eric.

9 Aug 2009 4:33am

@Lee: Thanks Lee! Everything is definitely ship shape..... ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

One other thing Murano is famous for ....the colourful buildings! No palaces here...just the simple way of living life!

9 Aug 2009 11:43am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriella! No nobility on Murano; it was the island where the glassmakers lived....... ;-)

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is beautiful, Eric. I love the colors of the houses on Murana and also Burano that I've seen online.
Are you living in Italy?

9 Aug 2009 8:14pm

@Judy: Thanks very much Judy! No, I live in western Canada. We spent a month over in Italy in 2007.... The significance of the bright colours, as ledgend holds, is that these islands are very prone to fog. The wives have painted their houses in the varied and bright colours to ensure that their husbands can find their way home.... ;-))

Markela from Athens, Greece

Interesting explanation for the bright colors of these houses (i.e. your answer to Judy's comment)....Nicely framed, Eric!! :-D

11 Aug 2009 2:18pm

@Markela: Thanks Markela! Just passing on some information..... ;-))

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice shot..colorful..and the day to day life approach...cool

15 Aug 2009 1:19pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks Marcel! Yes indeed, a universal event on a daily basis.... ;-)

PENTAX *ist D
1/750 second
F/11.0
ISO 800
127 mm (35mm equiv.)

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