Teatro Delle Vitrine:
The High Theatre of Italian
Window Shopping

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To my mind, shop windows invariably reflect the culture, mood and spirit of the people they are designed to attract and the inventive entrepreneurs who create them. Nowhere is this demonstrated with more energy, style and exuberance than in Italy, the birthplace of Opera, a global centre for high fashion, modern design, and… wow, that food!

The magical world evoked in the following images can be experienced at any time of year simply by taking an evening stroll down cobblestone streets in towns like, in this case, Venice and San Gimignano.


©Brian Damude / 2008