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The Great Italian Café

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    I spotted a show about coffee on Optus pay TV the other week and last week managed to record the 4th episode, which Ive just watched.

    Episode 4 was on Torino (Turin).
    My great grandfather was from Turino, so when I travelled to Europe for the first time 4 years ago I made a point to visit.
    Strangely, I spotted my fathers family name on the wall of a building in the middle of the city.
    A strange Greek connection from the distant past.

    Its a shame that my new found passion for coffee has come so recently.
    On the other hand, now I have an excuse to go back.

    You can see some snippets of the episodes here.

  • #2
    Re: The Great Italian Café

    You spotted "Grandfather Thundergod" written on the wall? :-? How amazing.


    • #3
      Re: The Great Italian Café

      Possibly great grandfather on the Greek side.
      But yeah, amazing!
      Its on a chemist building thats been there for around a century or more IIRC.
      One of those markings like you get here with the year and building name.
      A strange coincidence indeed.