Italy: Chimney Sweeps Festival in Valle Vigezzo - paulsmit
'Old friendships deepen.'

Old friendships deepen during the International Chimney Sweeps Gathering (Raduno Internazionale dello Spazzacamino) in Valle Vigezzo. At left Johann Gantner from Bavaria, now retired. He was one of the first foreign chimney sweeps to come to the Gathering. Then in its early years - nearly 30 years ago - it was still an Italian affair. Photo Paul Smit.