Dave, Lawrence and I just returned from Naples and a longer post/report is forthcoming. However, in the meantime, I wanted to post a couple of images from a street sprouting off of Piazza San Gaetano, the square where our comfortable bed&breakfast was located within the city's old historic center.
One thing Naples is known for besides pizza is nativity crechès and we were at "ground zero" for such items and all the attendant accoutrement, of which there is--as I learned--an unbelievable amount. This cultural desire for visual abundance, to which I will return later, was a constant thread throughout our entire, fascinating 3-day visit to Naples.
Another stand's accoutrement...who knew that during their first nights together the Holy Family also had baskets of fruit, bags of legumes, trays of baguettes and crates of sardines?! It's either blasphemy or brilliance! I choose the latter.
A detail of 1 1/2" baskets from the pile-o-plenty above. The little girl in me that once owned a dollhouse wanted one of each!
The stalls that sold these items were endlessly fascinating...and visually overwhelming all at once.