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Ebenisterie Cerino – Founded in 1933 – Meubles – Chez Grand Mère – Literie – Salons – Toulon (Côte d’Azur) FR – Gaia Son

Ebenisterie Gerino Founded in 1933 © Gaia Son

Smederij – JJ van Dueffelen [?] – Kachels en Fornuizen – Porcelein en Aardewerk – Leerdam, NL – Gaia Son, Lowlands Correspondent

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Blacksmith – Heaters & Cooking Stoves –  Porcelain & Earthenware © Gaia Son

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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

Outside University student association © 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