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Casa de Giulietta

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 3 September 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

The house where the balcony is set is reputed to have belonged to a real Veronese family who's rivalry with a neighbouring clan is supposed to have inspired Shakespeare's story. And wooing a young lady from the courtyard to persuade her to come out onto her balcony, as Shakespeare imagined, was the regular way to court in those days long before facebook. The two most amusing details of this courtyard are first the entrance way, every millimetre of which is covered in romantic graffiti, and second the statue of Juliet, as she is imagined by the sculptor, who it is apparently 'lucky' to touch. Guess where the bronze is most shiny and worn away?

Pentax *ist D 1/90 second F/4.5 ISO 800 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

giulietta | romeo

Just got back to civilization and I realized that I did not leave an absence notice. We are on our way to Vancouver Island for our nephew's wedding and will then be continuing to enjoy our camping vacation. We will see you all when we get back on September 15th.



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Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The statue has a most wonderful silhouette and a lovely face! Positioned superbly to have depth and contrast! I love this shot!

3 Sep 2009 5:33am

hamidook from tehran, Iran

so beautiful

3 Sep 2009 6:24am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot, Eric! Thanks for the background info :)!

3 Sep 2009 7:52am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

interesting and lovely explicit picture lol

3 Sep 2009 10:55am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh my gosh, what a photo Eric, magnificent statue and the surroundings are very poetic, well done on the text, it explained a few things lol

3 Sep 2009 11:03am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

You're lucky : this statue with no one around her…

3 Sep 2009 5:30pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Very interesting photo. I love your comments :) That looks like a marble column behind there too...how lovely.

4 Sep 2009 2:12am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

The light and tones are splendid! Nice work

4 Sep 2009 4:51am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Such beautiful tones in the colours!

4 Sep 2009 2:26pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great statue . Beautiful photo .

5 Sep 2009 1:05am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely art capture in a nice setting.

6 Sep 2009 6:59am

Markela from Athens, Greece

(Lol)....And now we know which parts the guests consider as "lucky"....Nicely captured, Eric, a great piece of art, indeed....:-D

8 Sep 2009 8:31am