Carol & John Llewellyn
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Venice 2004

The island of Murano is a short watertaxi ride from Venice and is famous for its glassworks. (left two pictures and below left) A glass master works on making a glass elephant.


Although water-oriented like Venice, the boats lining its canals show that public transportation isn't nearly as easy as in Venice (but the Vaporetto does have stops here). We did find some wonderful glassworks in various studios. We met the Glass Master who had made one of the larger pieces we purchased—"The Lovers" (bottom left). He was pleased that his work was appreciated (and that it sold!).
We stumbled into—well, Carol found—a studio that did alot of wholesale but not much retail. We had a great time wandering around their warehouse finding things we liked (bottom, middle).
After our warehouse expedition, it was lunch time in a restaurant recommended by our new friends from the glass factory. When the service at the restaurant was rather slow, the owner of the glass factory—who eats at this restaurant every day—went into the kitchen and brought us back glasses and a bottle of wine. Now that is post-sale customer service! A great meal, as Carol's smile shows (bottom, right). But, of course, she always has a great smile.