VENICE, ITALY – the Golden City. The mysterious home to centuries of closely-guarded secrets in artisanal glass and mosaic manufacture.
In my VIDEO below, tour this glorious city, from the glistening Orsoni smalti foundry, through Murano’s narrow alleys to glowing terra cotta rooftops. A city of dichotomies where old and new clash, it is still an artist’s mecca.
I made these photos in October 2011 when my fellow mosaicists and I went off-the-beaten-path with Julie Richey’s Mosaic Masterpiece, Dolce Vita Tour of Rome, Ravenna, and Venice. I was part of the three-day Venetian extension.
Julie’s 2012 tour plans are underway
A few creative tour participants a have highlighted the adventures:
Allan Punton created a WEBSITE with highlights of the last tour
For my video slideshow, VIEW FULL SCREEN, SOUND ON RECOMMENDED
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Fantastico! Lillian, you brought back many, many happy memories! You truly zeroed right in on the spirit of fun, adventure, and comaraderie that made for so many golden moments in Venice. Lucky are the few (only 12!) who can travel with Julie Richey to Italy on one of her meticulously planned tours.
Beautiful Frank. D.:-):-).
Lovely and tantalizing – great score too. I shot my Schnabel poster wrapped around a trash can!