Now I’m Thirsty

In a post from earlier this year, I told you about how in Palermo, a vendor called “l’acquaiolo” roamed the streets with his jug of water along with a bench that was specially designed to hold glasses. Now that it’s summer, I thought I’d remind you that before bottled water, l’acquaiolo came to the rescue…

In Palermo, before you could buy bottled water, you could buy glasses of fresh water. That’s right, a vendor, called “l’acquaiolo” roamed the streets with his jug and a bench that was specially designed to hold cups. He probably sang too, to get your attention, just like the ice cream man! This painting is from…