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Friday, September 5, 2014

Shopping: Thursday Craft Market



Sharing some photos I took last evening as we strolled along the Lungolago after dinner, checking out the crafts, foods, and wares for sale in the market stalls. This Thursday craft market has been running all summer; I'm not certain how far into the autumn it will continue. 


The market runs along the lake, from the boat station down to just past the ristorante Lido Blu across from the Regina Palace Hotel. It starts in the afternoon, and runs until late evening. During dinnertime, when we were here, it was calm.
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The majority of stalls were individual crafters, and I was impressed by the scope, creativity, uniqueness, and quality of the offerings. In addition to the usual jewelry, and the photos here, there were hand-crafted wooden items, interesting flattened glass wine bottles recycled into clocks and wall art, very charming woolen tree decorations, soaps, hand-made glass, and much more. The foods were local honeys, cheeses, wines and grappas, desserts, and salamis. 

 







 


And then, just because it was happening as we were passing, here's a photo of a bride and groom, with their photographers, taking photos against this dramatic twilight sky.


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