Market day in Vire, our local town, isn't just about buying things, it's also a social event for which all the anciens dress up.
Normans are very reticent about having their photo taken, so instead of looking at their outfits, as I'd originally set out to do, I found myself concentrating on smaller details. The striking trend was the basket. EVERYONE has a basket.
Despite the fact that it is first & foremost used for its practical function, I find there is something incredibly pleasing about a basket. It's simple, useful & yet has a lot of charm.
Needless to say, I'm now on the lookout for a basket of my own.