14 November 2011

fair Verona

"Two household, both alike in dignity - In fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean." We find ourselves in Verona - the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. I know it's preconception, but Verona really feels so romantic. Everything seems to be coated in a valentine-y color - pinks, reds, yellows and soft, fading frescoes. Spending an afternoon here just puts you in a good mood - there's the amphitheatre that meets you as you enter the walls of this city (one of the best preserved of its kind) and, of course "Juliet's balcony" and Juliet herself (gold where she has been touched most - why does no one touch her face?).
There's magic in the air in Verona...if you find yourself here, you'll be captivated under its spell. And perhaps you'll never leave.

Verona's Arena

             "Juliet's Balcony"                                         Juliet - touching different parts brings different luck

I love the architecture found in Verona and Italy in general



 Statue (and pretty building) found in one of the main squares                                                           ©CM

                                                                     ©CM                            I absolutely love the white mask       ©CM

And, of course, the plethora of Romeo and Juliet merchandise (but this one is sweet!)

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