Italy / Venice

Burano: Doors & Windows

There is no question that Burano island in Venice, Italy, is a photographer’s paradise, and that holds true for the Windows and Doors.  Burano’s bold splashes of color with brights juxtaposed on brights draws any artistic soul in, and leads them up and down the streets and alleyways.  I’ve always photographed doors while traveling.  And, often, in more elegant or artistic cities, the windows are included.  So, today I’m sharing with you the doors and windows of Burano.

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

Perhaps part of the reason visitors are so drawn to the island, is the layering of bold color with such ordinary aspects of life.  When I get a thrill from strung laundry, something special is going on.  We all do our laundry, but how much more attractive it is in layered neon orange:

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

Or hung across electric blue and accented with flowers:

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

As I’ve said many times how much I love the the more worn and dilapidated areas I find, and in this, Burano definitely does not disappoint.

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

Look at this architecture:

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

And I suppose if your door does not latch any more, you must come up with a way to keep it from swinging open…

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

And there is so much going on here that I love…

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice ItalyDoors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

The pink and green of this wall and window.  Reminds me of an ice cream shop at home

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice ItalyDoors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

And an island so intuned to color and beauty, also does amazing things with flowers on the windows and doors throughout.  It makes me wonder if there is a artist-gardener on retainer for Burano, that goes street to street, choosing the perfect flowers to compliment your brightly colored doors and windows.

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

The homes in Burano are effectively row homes, and the color of each home butts right up against the next, with differently colored and decorated windows  mere inches apart at times.  What could be jarring and disjointed, becomes charming and enticing.

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

Many doorways of Burano were hung with a curtain as in this next picture.  My guess is that this is to allow the breeze of an open door, while still protecting the occupant’s privacy.  It has the additional benefit, of yet another source of bold color on these homes.

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

And the final window and door for the post, is a picture of the perfect combination of boldness and simplicity.  I love this one:

Doors and windows of Burano island Venice Italy

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20 thoughts on “Burano: Doors & Windows

    • Thanks so much! I only spent about half a day wandering the island, and I would like to go back and spend more time. It was hard to take a bad photo. 😀

    • Me too! These posts came to be just because I realized I had so pictures of doors and windows once I came home from my trip.

  1. Nice pictures!
    I found quite hard to take photographs when I went, cause it was overwhelming…
    Did you go on the connected island, Mazzorbo?
    All the tourists avoid it, but it’s the little and more real part of Burano. I loved it!

  2. Those laundry shots are so incredibly cool Megan. Love ’em. The play between building, door, window and clothes is fabulous. Great contrast and even better I’m sure would be seeing the laundry flap in the wind. Very cool.

    Ryan

  3. We loved our visit to Burano last summer. You did an amazing job of capturing the unique colors and charms of this island.

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