The Saturday market in Avezzano, Abruzzo, Italy, May 2002

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In Avezzano there's an outdoor market by the park every Saturday morning. Not only is it a place to see and be seen by friends and neighbors, but you can buy anything from ...

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... outerwear ...

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... to underwear ...

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... to dresser scarves and other household textiles ...

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... to blue jeans with decorations on them ...

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... to tablecloths and kitchen towels ...

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... to hats and handbags ...

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... to wicker baskets and chair cushions ...

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... to more underwear ...

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... to teenage-type dressy tops ...

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... to yet more dresser scarves ...

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... to yard goods ...

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... to carpets, watering cans, and ironing boards ...

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... to night-on-the-town teenagey tops ...

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... to shoes ...

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... with the pointiest toes you ever saw ...

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... to wicker baskets and wooden kitchen gear ...

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... to chairs with rush seats ...

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... to yet more jeans ...

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... with bleached-out designs on the front ...

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... to handbags ...

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... to wicker armchairs ...

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... to dress shirts and ties ...

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... to hammers, rakes, and machetes ...

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... to fire irons and gasoline containers ...

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... to yet more tablecloths ...

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... to bandsaws and other hardware ...

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... to more handbags and belts (I like the one with the cat face!) ...

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... to more shoes than you ever thought existed ...

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... to still more tablecloths ...

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... to planters, grills, and hedgers ...

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... to cowboy boots with stiletto heels and extremely pointy toes ...

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... to sewing notions and needlepoint kits ...

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... to leather jackets all in a row.

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Back at the Hotel Principe, the view from my room toward the south.

Many thanks to Renzo, who drove me around to beautiful places and explained everything to me and fed me delicious food and helped make this trip a really special one!


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