There are many antique markets throughout Southern Italy, many cities will have markets on different weekends and you can travel around to each of them. I visited my first antique market this weekend in Martina Franca, about a 30 minute drive north of Grottaglie.
Mercedes typewriter story. This typewriter is from the early 1930's.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This past weekend the city of Grottaglie decided to go for Christmas!!! I was not sure what would happen around my hood for Christmas.
Considering I just came back from Christmas Markets in Germany, I walked up to these tents from behind and got all excited about what Christmas stuff might be on the other side. I got disappointed to learn it was just an antique furniture market.
I'm thinking Grottaglie will become more and more Christmas as Dec 25th approaches. If that happens, I will update this post. I don't use it often, but these photos were taken with a 1960 Summicron 35mm f/2 v1 lens...
Monday, December 9, 2013
From the main train station, I took the 9 tram, transferred to 22 just before crossing the river and spent most of my full day in Prague at Prague Castle. I even purchased the short visit and ended up spending hours here. First things first, get lost and need to re-route with trams.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
I ended my Thanksgiving holiday in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. I was in the city for one full day and I spent a majority of that day at Prague Castle, I will post about that site later, but here are some of the other things I saw in the city. Again, Prague has great transit, these trams were really easy to use. But I did make one error where I kept mixing up the 9, 20 and 21 when trying to get over a bridge back to the main side of the river. Basically, you can't just take the next tram that shows up (most cities, all trams go to or from the main station, not Prague).