I drive past this restaurant almost every day, and only now did it occur to me to snap a photo as I was waiting for the traffic light to change. Schenectady was noted for her Italian immigrants at the turn of the last century; particularly southern Italy and Sicily. Even now, Italian surnames are quite commonplace. Poles and Hungarians had an influx mid-century and today we have Guyanese moving in. There are small populations of Pakistanis and Chinese too. We have many interesting faces, sounds and names on our streets. This take-out restaurant has signs for many of them: halal, kebabs, pizza, gyros, pasta, fried chicken... and they deliver! The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is apparently the only Italian illustration the sign maker could find; as an attraction of northern Italy, the famous tower isn't particularly evocative of the many southern Italians.
|Lens ID||LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6|
|Focal Length||39.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 78.0 mm)|
|Exposure Program||Program AE|
|Flash||Off, Did not fire|