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Crema notes

Crema

Palace Hotel hidden behind the supermarket. New owners at the legendary gelateria, including fidenza Sharon from Barbados. Promenading in town on Saturday night. Loud men and a buffet breakfast in the Beat Café on Sunday morning. A football match? But the talk seems to turn on the mass bike ride in town today. And if I see any more muscular young men in tight, bright Spandex, perhaps I’ll turn gay. At least, more than cheerful.

And a curious (local?) typesetting practice: setting paragraphs closed and unindented, so they can be individuated only on the right, and not always. Spotted in Maurizios surgical textbook, and on a restaurant menu. Odd — style over function?

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