Canals and Color in Burano
I was only in Venice for a day - a very full day! - but I made sure to visit some of the islands, which are easily reached by vaporetto from Fondementa Nuove in the center of Venice.
In Burano, I walked along the canals, trying not to fall in as I got distracted by the pretty colors. I wandered around the narrow streets and into plazas, getting so twisted around that I almost missed my boat back to Venice, which wouldn't have been so bad really. There are worse places to be stranded.
I have some questions, though. Do neighbors consult with each other before choosing a color? What if your neighbor paints their house an ugly color that you don't like? The colors are so bright. Do people repaint their homes every year? Always the same color? I'll have to go back and find out...