Italy’s Technicolor Town

Burano, Italy, is a colorful treasure! The island community is not far from Venice, and its main industries are fishing and lace-making. Once upon a time, the fishermen of Burano hit upon the idea of painting their houses bright colors so they could see them when coming home in a fog. Those colors have become a cheery tradition since. See a collection of great pictures of Burano at When on Earth. -via the Presurfer

(Image credit: Flickr user Martino Pizzol)


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The Homeowner's Association should be enforcing the rules concerning non conforming paint colors, and those boats in the front yards have GOT TO GO! And DO NOT get me started about laundry drying in plain sight!
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