Saturday, October 3, 2009

PhotoHunt: Words

"Good night! Good Night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow!" ~ William Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet quote Act II, Scene II)

Hundreds of words fill the walls of this small tunnel that leads to a pretty courtyard in Verona, Italy. They are love notes written by tourists from all over the world visiting the famous balcony where the most romantic scene in Shakespeare's play, Romeo & Juliet" supposedly took place. Some of the notes were even stuck to the wall using chewing gum.

So if you happen to find yourself visiting Verona Italy anytime soon and you're a fan of William Shakespeare's famous play, remember to bring along a couple of post-its, a sharpie and some good strong tape so you can secure your notes to the wall for the one you love! :)

And for only 2 Euros you can also climb up and stand on Juliet's balcony . . .

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  1. Hi Kathy, great take on the words theme! When I visited this place, I was surprised to see all the notes and graffiti; also surprised at how many people were there! Just shows how much people love romance, I guess. Love your photos!

    And I saw that your countdown to Scotland has begun...woo hoo! I'm really looking forward to hearing about your adventures. I do hope you see one of those cute little Highland cows.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Annie, glad you liked my photos and take this week. I agree with you, by looking at the large number of notes on the walls, I think Romance is alive and well.

    I really hesitated to set up a countdown clock, but I kind of wanted to continue the tradition and I think that I need to be reminded how much time I have left. It seems that I have become a last minute packer which is a big change from when I used to start packing a month ahead.

    I really hope that I will be able to find a family of Highland cows too. Thank you so much for sharing your friend's postcard.

    Have a great weekend too!

  3. How cool is that! I hope to someday find myself in Verona. Great take on the theme.

    I loved this theme so I participated as well.

  4. Hi Eden, thanks for liking my photo. Verona is a really cool town. They have this really nice amphitheater and great tasting gelato!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Excellent interpretation and photo choices for this week's theme. Verona sounds lovely and I love all the notes posted in the tunnel.

  6. Hi Marta, glad you liked it! I was really amazed at the number of notes on the walls there. Had to take a photo. :)

    I was only in Verona as a stop in my group tour so didn't really get to explore but from the little that I saw, it looked like a great town and someplace I would like to return and see more of. Maybe someday.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Such a cool posting -- as usual, Kathy, great take on this theme. I was in Verona, saw the iconic Juliet balcony (loved this Shakespeare love story) but missed this wall postings. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Next time (and it is such a beautiful scity) I will look for this.PS: When do you leave for Scotland? menehune

  8. Hi M, glad you liked my photo and take. I really appreciate great writing and enjoy a good love story. I was really excited that my group tour stopped in Verona. Its a wonderful town.

    I leave in just over a month. My departure date is Nov. 12. The other day I almost had a panic attack when I couldn't find my passport in my usual place. I eventually found it! Whew! :)

    I am really looking forward to reading your blog about your trip. I love London!

    Thanks for your comments M and have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Love the photo of all of the notes. Very appropriate for words.

  10. Kathy,

    What a great entry! Lovely take on the words theme.

  11. Great choice for the theme this week. Cool photo! I was there this summer :) It was packed with tourists so I only spent a few minutes but had to stop by (even though I have visited before).

  12. Hi Cindy, Candi and Girasoli, thanks so much for liking my photo and take.

    Girasoli, I didn't realize that you had visited Verona this past summer. Maybe I somehow missed that entry. I think this is on every tour company's itinerary so I'm not surprised it was packed. Goes to show that everyone loves a great love story (although this one does end in tragedy). I think it is the thought of romance and true love that I think appeals to people.

    Thanks again everyone.

  13. Hi Kathy, before I forget: I love your photo of the month! I haven't been to the Grand Canyon in about ten years and need to get back there soon. It is only 5 hours away and it is gorgeous in the fall. When were you there?

    Your PH photo brought back wonderful memories of my visit to Verona eight years ago. Lovely city and Juliet’s courtyard wasn’t too crowded. There were people lining up to take their picture next to her statue while touching one of her breasts which it seems brings good luck in love, I guess.

    Happy Monday!

  14. Hi Maria, wow that's so cool that you live only 5 hours away from the Canyon. That is so great. I loved my visit there. It was a last minute group decision trip over a long weekend in early May about 4 or 5 years ago. It was such a memorable experience for me. Til this day I think this scene in particular looked like a painting it just looked so perfect and unreal to me. We hiked down and up in a day. One day maybe I will post more photos and do an entry of that experience. You are so lucky to live so close.

    I chose this photo because I think it would be cool to post some photos from right here in our back yard. Sometimes I am so focused on Europe that I forget that we have some amazing things right here at home.

    I'm so glad you pointed out that interesting tradition with the statue. It was another interesting part of the little courtyard besides the famous balcony. I think it was her right breast that gave the person touching it luck in love. And I do seem to remember that a large group of people were lining up for the photo opp ... :)

    Thanks so much for your comments Maria and have a great evening!

  15. Hi Kathy,
    I had forgotten about the "word" wall in Verona. I notice you skipped the free rubbing of Juliet's right breast if you want to get married.
    I also loved your picture of the Grand Canyon. The landscape is so similar to what I am finding here in Australia--maybe that is why I feel such a connection with the Australian Outback.
    Hope you had a good weekend.

  16. Hi Maya, thanks so much for your comments. And you're right...
    Being that I'm still single maybe I should have. :)

    Glad you liked the Grand Canyon photo. It's an amazing natural wonder. I can see the the similar qualities to the Australian Outback from your looking at your blog photos. Lucky you to be living in such a wonderful place.

    Thanks again for your comments and have a great week!

  17. Cool photos!! I would love to visit Verona...someday, hopefully!

    Yay for your countdown :) I'm really bad as far as being a last minute packer, really doesn't matter how far in advance I think about it, I never get down to it until the day before (or worse, the day of!)

  18. Hi Anne, thanks so much for your comments. Glad you liked the photo. Verona from what little I saw of it looked like a nice town and I think you would like it there.

    Yes, the countdown has begun and somehow I feel very unprepared for this trip. But I'm slowly catching up. I'm starting to locate my travel things and slowly beginning to organize. My plan is to do something each day in preparation, even if it is as simple as jotting down on my to do list or pulling out my pass port and airport pouch. I'm not sure how I turned into a last minute packer. I wasn't before. Maybe since I've gotten more experience I've convinced myself that I know what to do and I have plenty of time. I would love to get everything done at least a day before so I can relax. I haven't quite gotten to the point of packing on the same day yet....but I could easily do that too. :)

    Thanks again for your comments Anne and have a great day today!


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