Who doesn’t love digital photography? I’ve been having a lot of fun with photo challenges lately, either by going out and taking new photos or scrolling through my
ridiculously enormous fairly large photo library.
It’s also a relaxing break from
my obsessive addiction writing.
This week several websites I visit regularly led me, from one to another, with the same topic as the theme … which, in itself was rather appropriate.
(A simple click on any photo will enlarge it for you.)
This last photo captures just a small portion of the entire wall of the walkway into the garden in Verona, Italy, where people imagine Juliet called out to Romeo from her balcony. The fact that Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are fictional does not appear to matter.
I was kind of shocked when we first saw this display but after looking at the notes and considering the motive behind them, we reconsidered … but didn’t add our own.
It’s become a tradition for people to express their love for each other, or to ask Juliet’s spirit to help in their quest for love, and they stick the notes on the walls. (I won’t tell you how most of these notes are attached to the wall but you can read this attached article to find out.) I guess, depending on your state of mind, this could be considered littering or perhaps la passione!
Which would you choose?
Movie tip – A couple of years ago, the film “Letters To Juliet” with Vanessa Redgrave and Amanda Seyfried was based on these very notes.
Take a few minutes to visit with:
Marianne in the south of Spain at her fabulous East of Malaga blog
Meg Travels, who is always off on another jaunt
to link to many more participating photo blogs like the ones below –