The Countdown – 40 more hours to go

… and I’m going to miss the market of Ventimiglia, Italy. Living near the border of France and Italy, Ventimiglia is the nearest market to home.

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Poinsettias of different varieties dominate the flower section

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Old signora has to block the view just when I was trying to photograph this Christmassy window display

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Parmigiano (parmesan) – perfect for any pasta dish!

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I always choose the piccante (spicy) when buying dried sausages

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You are spoiled for choice with the wide selection of fresh Vegetables and fruits – but my favorite are those from Sicily

 

Trying my 50mm 1.8 lens

…. and it’s great for people photography!

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Lost in translation…

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Opera Garnier, one of the most grandiose buildings in Paris – inside and out

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A very moving exhibition of Giuseppe Verdi’s life story. It almost put me in mixed joy and tears listening to his opera masterpieces and the stories behind these works…….. He was the greatest Italian opera composer of the 19th century and his La Traviata is the most performed opera all over the world.

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