Monday, June 27, 2011

Venice: Murano

One of our excursions took us to the island of Murano, famous for its Venetian glass.
An entire symphony orchestra in glass

Murano centro, glass sculpture

In an artisan's shop (we bought a Christmas ornament)

In the Glass Museum; a table setting in Murano glass (evidently
for royalty)

More traditional Murano glass in the museum

We have seen every manner of chesst set: Greeks vs. Persians,
Athenians vs. Spartans, Romans vs. Carthaginians, Romans
vs. Whomever, Christians vs. Moors...but here is the one I
would want (if I played chess): angels and devils; I have not
played chess since c. 1968, when Mel Ulm performed fool's
mate on me three times in a row; remember that, Mel?

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