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Burano. I don’t think that many tourists (but also Italian people from other regions of Italy) know about this little island of the archipelago of Venice. The architecture of this island is completely different from Venice and the key aesthetical point of this island is the huge amount of colors.

Photo by yopanic

Beside the higher concentration and focusing on details when you wander alone, I think there’s another reason why it’s better to go out on a solo photowalk: you are simply more productive than with someone. I realized it when I saw that I shot a lot of pictures and the quality of the pictures was really high. I had the time and focusing to choose the better composition for my images…

It’s quite difficult to arrive to Burano, it takes more or less 35 minutes from the island of Venice, taking the only transport available: a Vaporetto (typical public transport in Venice).

The unique feature of this island is that fishermen built their houses and painted them with very brilliant and dreamy colors. In this way, now the island has a very special and multicolor soul, which will surely turn out great on your Color Negative films as it is, or hyper-saturated with Slide Films…

When you finally will arrive in Burano, you will surely appreciate to enjoy all that beauty alone! There are hundreds of places to sit and stay calm, relax and think. It’s not only about pictures, it’s also about meditation. If there are not too much tourists, there are some spots in which you can stay alone and have a spiritual experience, in particular if it’s spring and it’s not too warm.

Photo by yopanic

Alessandro Panelli (aka yo.panic or .panic) is a Medicine and Surgery student, a photographer and a writer from Padova (Italy, near Venice). Read more about Alessandro’s work and life here or add him on Facebook or Google+.

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