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Okay, so it snows here. But they should see Syracuse.

Italy, meet the Capital Region.

It's always interesting to see yourself through someone else's eyes. And a recent episode of "Living in America," an Italian TV series, brought host Domenico Nesci to Albany.

A few of the things Italian viewers learned about Albany: The snow is too damn high, the economy here doesn't suck as badly as it could, and Bettie makes some rockin' cupcakes.

Domenico goes shopping to get the "Look da Rapper" at Richter's on Central Ave. ("You get the shoes first because the shoes got to match everything.") He heads to Troy for a haircut -- and then to Bettie's Cakes in Saratoga Springs, which leads to a makeover, complete with wig, red patent heels, and a white dress, for a pinup photo shoot with with Bettie herself, a.k.a. Lorraine Murphy. And there's more, too.

Actually, it's good viewing, peppered with interesting profiles of local people. And since the interviews are in English with subtitles, you can enjoy them even if your Italian's a bit rusty.

Comments

VERY well produced for what otherwise appeared to be a low-budget production. Genuinely learned a bit about the area I've called home for ~15yrs! (Though, perhaps I should get out more ...)

Passing along to some relatives in the Fatherland to get their op.

Thanks for sharing!

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