Learn Italian in Signs: E’ Stato Bello

^ above: This restaurant in Lecco was named Malpensata: “badly thought of” or “badly thought out.” Apparently either or both was the case – it’s for sale.

Mutuo BHW

^ “BHW mortage, the German mortgage that protects your house. BHW: The German bank specialized in home mortgages at fixed interest rates.”

Pastore tedesco = German shepherd

Interesting that Germanness is assumed to equate with reliability.


The newsstand has definitively closed.

We thank everyone.

It’s been beautiful.

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