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Deux Coiffeurs: Une vieux et une nouvelle – Rue du Potay – Pitteurs – Liège, BE – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

Coiffeur in the Rue du Potay

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Coiffure ‘Pitteurs’ between Rue Grande-Bêche & Rue de Pitteurs

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Soubry Macaroni – Liège, BE – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

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Soubry pasta ad by Lefor-Openo 1960s

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Soubry or Etabl. J. Soubry NV / SA is a food company in the Belgian city of Roeselare. The West Flemish company was founded in 1921 by Joseph Soubry (1889-1984) and still refers to itself as a family business. They produce pasta, flour, semolina, biscuits, pasta and all kinds of related products. – Wikipedia NL

Vermouth Cinzano – Classic Cinzano TV Ads – Liége, BE – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

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Whitbread’s Brewery London – Stout – Liége, Belgium – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

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In 1742 Samuel Whitbread formed a partnership with Godfrey and Thomas Shewell and they acquired a small brewery at the junction of Old Street and Upper Whitecross Street and another brewhouse for pale and amber beers in Brick Lane, Spitalfields. – Wikipedia

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How Much Is That Michelin Man In The Window? Souvenirs – Chartres, FR – Gaia Son, Lowlands Correspondent

Au Plaisir d’Offrir – The Joy of Giving © Gaia Son

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Storefront Trio from Western Germany – Köngswinter, all in the Hauptstrasse – Gaia Son

Hotel Wenzel – Closed

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Im Schiffchen – In the little ship

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Allerlei – All Sorts

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We didn’t find many fading ads on our recent trip to Germany. We stayed in Köningswinter which used to be hoidy-toidy. Hotel Wenzel is now closed and didn’t look as if it will ever reopen, bar Im Schiffchen (‘in the little ship’) has seen better days. Loved our stay though. Saw good art in Köln and Bonn, ate lots of Bratwurst and Salzkartoffeln. Köngswinter, all in the Hauptstrasse.

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Stilte Buiten – Silence Outside – Leiden, Netherlands – Gaia Son

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Hotel Bellevue – Restaurant – Chambres – Le Muy, FR – Gaia Son

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Chambres – 159 francs – WC – TV – Douche © Gaia Son

Gentiane Suze – Funel Pentimento – Le Muy, FR – Gaia Son

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What is Gentian?

Gentian is tall flowering plant whose root produces a bitter product that is frequently used as a tonic and a bittering agent for the near gamut of vermouths, amari and apéros (a French aperitif). Gentian-based apéro, as we’re discussing, uses the pulverized roots of Gentiana lutea (yellow Gentian) as a primary element in bittersweet liqueurs. Gentiana lutea is a wild native of the alpine region and is found en-masse in the mountainous terrains of the Tyrol, Burgogne and Auvergne regions of Central Europe. – The Liquid Culture Project

Suze Advertisement by Roger Mayer (1959) – The Liquid Culture Project

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Garage Tosello – Le Muy, FR – Gaia Son

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