Wednesday, 18 November 2009

R is for...


Romeo and Juliet

Who doesn't know the most famous work by Billy S? The tragic lovestory of two teenagers who were not allowed to spend any time together because their families hated each other, resulting in the end in the death of both!

This balcony can be found in Verona where the story took place. Of course it's not the real balcony, for starters it was built years after the story/play had been written and the story is fictional. It is a real nice tourist attraction in Verona though and lots of people flock to the site to take a photo.

'Romeo oh Romeo, wherefor art thou Romeo?'

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21 comments:

  1. A most romantic choice for R Mara :)

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  2. Ah, yes! Romantic indeed! And a great word for the R day! Lovely photo, Mara!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. DID YO TAKE THAT GREAT PICTURE?

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  4. What a lovely balcony and so romantic.
    Sunny :)

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  5. Good choice for today! Even though I know it's not a real place, I'd love to see it some day. :D

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  6. most romantic choice! lovely picture!
    happy ABC!

    come and visit my ABC if you have the time! :)
    have a great day!
    xoxo

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  7. Perfectly romantic choice for R.
    The perfect balcony too.

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  8. Hi Mara! Romeo and Juliet is a great choice for "R"! The balcony is exactly what I had imagined it to be. The story might be fictional but it's very up to date and the subject is used over and over again.

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  9. Beautiful architecture and a great choice for the R day :)

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  10. Oh you Romantic you! Lovely shot of an enticing balcony.

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  11. Billy S had me going, just for an instant. :)

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  12. Ohh, so very Romantic!! I have been there, too :)

    R is for renovation needed

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  13. Most tourists dont really care if it is the genuine article or not. Just imagining it is enough.
    Oh and Xmas tree in Trafagar Square is scheduled for 3 Dec I believe.

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  14. I've heard of that fraudulent balcony! What a wonderful idea that was, that some enterprising citizen of Verona had!

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  15. A perfect choice for today's R! I taught Romeo and Juliet to my students for over 30 years, so it's a favorite of mine. "What's in a name..." Actual balcony or not, I can see why this is a tourist attraction--it looks just the way I've always pictured it!

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  16. It looks very believable as the Romeo and Juliet balcony. Nice shot and great R choice!

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  17. How beautiful! A terrific balcony and structure.

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  18. I love it. An actual balcony in Verona. Nice entry Mara.

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  19. I heard only recently that your famous quote wasn't about WHERE Romeo is geographically, but rather WHY is he from that hated rival family.

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