Daily Bread for 3.23.24: Tiny Windows Serving Wine

 Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 34. Sunrise is 6:49 and sunset 7:11 for 12h 21m 58s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 97.4 percent of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1909, Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.

Tiny Windows Serving Wine:

A glass of wine…served out of a window 🍷

In Florence, Italy there are tiny little windows built into the side of most noble palaces. And from these tiny windows, wine is served.

Affectionately known as “buchette del vino”, Florence’s wine windows date back to the 16th Century, and were a means for noble families to sell their wine directly to the public. Their usefulness, however, really became apparent during the Covid-19 pandemic, and doubled as a unique solution to minimizing contact and halting the spread of illness.

We explore the history and preservation of these wine windows, and how they are still used today. Watch as @JacobHarrell guides you through this story.

‘The Empire (State Building) strikes back with a ‘Star Wars’ light show:

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