Burano Lace work, Venice

Burano is the capital of the finest laces and doilies, handmade with skills that have been passed down through generations. There is even a Lace Museum (Museo del Merletto) on the island which is located in Piazza Galuppi at the palace that was seat of the Burano Lace School. Re-opened to the public in June 2011 after extensive … Continue reading Burano Lace work, Venice

White church in Santorini

The local Cycladic architecture in Santorini is spiced up with white washed houses literally hanging from the cliff. This is not a house but in fact a church. Many of the churches on Sanatorini and in fact on the islands of the Greek Cyclades have the famous blue dome, so this is a bit of … Continue reading White church in Santorini

Fira – Santorini’s town on the edge

Everyone's heard of Santorini and how it is one if not, the most beautiful of the Greek islands. Pictures, no matter how good, don't do it justice. The photo here of Fira the main town gives you an idea of its beauty. Perched on top of a cliff overlooking the Caldera or volcanic 'hole' filled … Continue reading Fira – Santorini’s town on the edge