Alba Off The Beaten Path

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    Roasted chestnuts

    by JLBG Written Nov 4, 2005

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    On Piazza Savone, this strange booth looks more or less like an old locomotive trailing a small train. The second photos allows to see better that it is a booth to roast chestnuts, that are sold, together with sweets and various drinks, in the "train" part.

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    Fancy bas-relief

    by JLBG Written Nov 4, 2005

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    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 !

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    Il Palio degli Asini

    by piccolina Written Oct 24, 2003

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    October is time for the annual donkey race in Alba, a zany medieval festa. In 1275, Asti was finally able to defeat its long-standing rival, Alba. While the citizens of Asti have since commemorated the event with an annual horse race, those in Alba instead stage a donkey race, complete with medieval pageantry.

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