When we visited Venice last year, we took a day trip out on a boat to the Island of Murano and a tour of the Glass Factory.
It was a real pleasure to be able to watch the skilled Master at work, as he crafted, blows and sculpts delicate and colourful works of Art. While we were there he crafted a little horse.
If you enlarge the photo, you can see the intricate detailing of the chandelier behind the gentleman.
With the glass firing ovens reaching temperatures of 1500 degrees celsius, it was incredibly hot in the factory and I was pleased to leave here as it was too hot.
We enjoyed looking around the showroom, full of the most gorgeous chandeliers and glass creations. We liked a set of six colourful glass tumblers which we bought and had sent home, paying over the odds, but was a once in a life time and a lovely way to remember our time there.
I hope your weekend is going well.
Do you feel like me, that they seem to go so quickly and here it is Sunday afternoon already.
Wishing you a happy new week ahead