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Vhils Portrait Mural – Via Nizza, Torino

© Frank H. Jump

Suini – Il Meglio, Da Pazzi -Swine – The Best, It’s Crazy! – Torino, IT

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

How much is that sausage in the window?

Festival Mozart Torino – July 2014

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Lavazza Illuminated Sign – Torino, IT

© Frank H. Jump

Poster Museum Collection

Sanjeev’s Art & Letters Archive

Un Bicchiere di Vino Con Erminio – Grande Asportazione Vini – Erminio – Corso San Maurizio – Torino, IT

© Frank H. Jump

  • A Glass of Wine with Erminio – NUOK

Featured Fade – Birra Itala Pilsen – Via Angarano, Bassano del Grappa (VI) – Diego D’Alba

Bassano del Grappa – Vicenza © Diego D’Alba

Birra Itala Pilsen

[Founded] in 1890, Padua Beer Cappellari recognized in 1916 by Rag. Henry Olivieri. In 1919, after the merger of Cappellari beer with beer Maura, a second factory in Padua, and [with] the input of the partner Giovanni Battista Fridge, the name was changed to Birra Itala Pilsen… History of Italian Beer

Tavern Trove dot com

Super Collection – Italian Beer Part Three

“Birra Itala Pilsen,” a vintage advertising poster by Leonetto Cappiello c. 1920 – CLICK FOR LARGE IMAGE

Leonetto Cappiello (9. April 1875 in Livorno, Italy – 2. February 1942 in Cannes, France) was an Italian poster artdesigner who lived in Paris. He is now often called ‘the father of modern advertising’ because of his innovation in poster design. The early advertising poster was characterized by a painterly quality as evidenced by early poster artists Jules Chéret, Alfred Choubrac and Hugo D’Alesi. Cappiello, like other young artists, worked in way that was almost the opposite of his predecessors. He was the first poster artist to use bold figures popping out of black backgrounds, a startling contrast to the posters early norm. – Wikipedia


Featured Fade – Cinzano Liquor Ad – Near Vercelli, Italia – Diego D’Alba

Ghemme di Valsesia © Diego D'Alba

Trattoria Lilli – Roma – Happy San Valentino!

Menu cover from our first restaurant in Rome

Vincenzo and my trip to Rome together in 1991 was magical. To this day, it is probably the most romantic journey we’ve ever taken together, save the RV trip cross-country two summers ago. We wandered into this restaurant, trastevere, and were given menus. When they heard Vincenzo speak to them with his faux Roman accent, we got other menus. These. Better selections. Cheaper prices. We stole them. When in Rome, do as the Romans do and take the silverware. Nah, I’m only joshing folks. But this really was a great meal and I’ve done some Internet surfing and they are still around and have gotten good reviews. So when in Rome, go to Trattoria Lilli and say Enzo and Frank say hello. Don’t tell them we stole their menus.

PS: Happy Valentine’s Day Vincenzo!


Other Valentine’s Day postings:

Barcelona – Summer 2008 -Torino, Italy

© Frank H. Jump

Olio di Rabarbaro – Piazza Statuto – Torino, Italy

Piazza Statuto © Frank H. Jump

Piazza Statuto © Frank H. Jump

Piazza Statuto © Frank H. Jump

Piazza Statuto © Frank H. Jump

Backtracking a bit here. I’ve managed to retrieve a year’s worth of data. In the meantime, it has given me a chance to look at my archive of photographs and I’ve decided to post some images from our trip to Torino two summers ago.