July 15, 2010

Burano - the pastel city





















Burano is the most charming place. As I walked through the town, I kept thinking, this can't be real. It's just a set, right? It's just too perfectly adorable.

I think the whole town is based on the gelato color system. Actually, the colors are controlled by the government. If a homeowner wishes to paint their house, they must submit a request to the government so that they can determine which colors are permitted for that lot.

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

I discovered your site through your shutter sisters interview and am absolutely in love with your photographs!

These Italy photos make me want to go back so badly!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephaniecourt/sets/72157624401583896/

bialopes said...

wonderful and lovely images...so so dreamy! =]

Lavender Playground said...

I adore the colors~ what wouldn't I give to live in a pink house?

Konfettiform said...

Love your photographs!! So happy I came across this blogg B-)
I´m a follower ;)

Suki@FantabulousDesign said...

Lovely candy town, it's so charming. Always enjoy your photos

Caitlin said...

All of these houses look like they sell candy or ice cream, or both :)

Hannah said...

These are lovely. Such beautiful colors. It looks like a place I'd love to visit.

J.lee Hansen said...

THOSE COLOURS ARE SO YUMMY!!! Awesome post for summer!

Galit said...

These are extremely beautiful!! So colorful and at the same time subtle and dreamy.
You bring out the best of Italy!

Biana said...

Oh my gosh!! So dreamy!! I love your photos

Isa said...

A.m.a.z.i.n.g.

S├ęcia said...

At first glance these photos look like miniatures. I can't believe they're real! Love them!

Jane said...

I honestly thought that this was a miniature houses village you had constructed and taken pics of - especially the one with the boats. This place is fabulous - but your photgraphy of it is even better. If you don't mind me asking - What sort of lens did you use to take that shot or is it in the post production to get that look?

Lo Christine said...

What a fabulous place to live!!

the teacup chronicles said...

Wow! The colors are soo unreal, it's amazing. I have to go here!

Les Petites Choses said...

really lovely, one day you should also visit my country and the city of Aveiro, it has pretty colorful houses too, here's a image
http://www.travel-in-portugal.com/photos/data/media/3/aveiro-costa-nova.jpg

I love your art :)

gwen said...

so gorgeous Irene, when's the book coming out?

barb. said...

nice pictures.
and I like the last one of a bike, for it is rare to see bikes in here.

congratulations on your blog, I will follow it for sure.