Water Photographs of Burano and Venice by Jessica Backhaus

In honor of Escapes month, I'm sharing these beautiful photographs by Jessica Backhaus of one of my favorite areas: Burano and Venice. The images are remarkable because Jessica Backhaus has managed to take original photos of familiar, highly photographed areas.

Like many artists, I have long-standing love of Italy and Venice — I've been lucky enough to visit several times, and even study art. These are photographs I wish I had taken! Happily for me, there is a book available for purchase: "I Wanted To See The World." See more of Jessica Backhaus' work over on her website.

(Images: Jessica Backhaus)