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Erla Zwingle



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William Albert Allard



In most cases these accounts are edited versions of a spoken interview. They have not been researched and may differ from the printed article.

Photographs by Erla Zwingle (top), and William Albert Allard
 

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Italy's Po River

Field Notes From Photographer
William Albert Allard
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This is Italy, so it’s almost a given that the food and wine will be great. The Barolos may be the finest wines from the Piedmont region. They’re very expensive once they leave the country, but in Italy I paid about five dollars per glass. Compared to what you get in the bars and restaurants in the U.S., it was a true bargain.

The spring was colder than I expected. People were wearing a lot of heavy clothes in browns and blacks, which is not a good thing when you’re a color photographer.

Nothing unusual crossed my path on this assignment. The work went smoothly, and I had a great time.



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