In via Pierino Belli, next to via Vittorio Emanuele, I spotted on the second level of the front of a house the remains of a fresco. It seems that most of the fresco disappeared when a window was open into the wall ! There remains only (close-up on the second photo) a bare breasted woman that might have been the figure-head of a now disappeared ship.
The Alba city market provides you with plenty of fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, etc, but what would you do if you had nothing to cook ? Look here, you will find every size and every shape of rust free kitchenware shining in the sun ! If you prefer old cast iron pots, it is here too (second photo) !
This fancy bas-relief has certainly been done recently but it is mimicking pleasantly true and older ones. It is at the bottom of the windows of a shoe shop as can be seen on the first two photos. In order to sea better each figure, I have made a close-up on two rows of each bas relief, one over the other.
The third photo (close-up of the left window) shows on top, from left to right a man with a pike riding a horse bare back, a man walking while blowing the flute, and a girl (hair ?) holding ribbons. Underneath, a man seems to hold fishes, another pike man on a horse, a man (?) that seems to play music and on the right a (naked ?) girl holding long sacks, one in each hand.
The fourth photo (close-up of the right window) shows on top, from left to right a dressed lady with ribbons, a man holding sausages, and a second lady with ribbons, with more hair. Underneath, the girl holding long sacks is now better seen as a guy (too much hormones for doping ?), a third lady with ribbons with a different hair (the artist seems to have run out of inspiration !), the guy that hold sausages is now holding three hams and there is a third pike rider, I mean rider with a pike. Definitely out of inspiration !
Via Vittorio Emanuele II
I should have said that Via Vittorio Emanuele II was a pedestrian only street, as most of the old city. In side streets, inhabitants can park their car but it is only for those that live there. Not all the houses along the street date from the Middle Ages. Some are built in an Art Deco style, such as those shown on the second photo. Enlarge to see better the concrete molding of the balconys.