A Walk Around the Festival

A big street fair last week; I went down on Sunday to enjoy the sights and smells.

The city of Bergamo is competing with other cities around Europe to be voted “Most Cultural”. That means there are many opportunities to enjoy these sorts of fairs, street markets,  music concerts,  and science presentations throughout the city. On Sunday  there were venders from all over Europe with little booths and speciality foods.

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A few snaps of the walk:

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It seemed as though my pintrist page jumped out of the computer and into an Italian street fair. Or maybe its the other way around! There was porcelain from Italy, fine china from England, doilies from France, glassware from Holland….

Roasting chestnuts on an open fire, huge pans of steaming Spanish Paella, Wild Boar meat from Norcia (I ate the proffered slice and shamelessly tasted more!)…

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Lingered over fine hats from Germany…

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And laughed until my sides hurt over the Dancing Pinocchio…

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Bought a half kilo of bread to last me the week…

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Played with all the wooden guns from Austria; hit the target every time thanks to real practice back home….

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Loved everyone back home…

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Sampled English cupcakes…

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Paused for a sip of fresh mountain water on the way home!

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2 comments
  1. Catherine said:

    OH IRENE. So. Cool. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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