Posted by: Debra Kolkka | November 20, 2013

Verona balconies, including that balcony

There are many beautiful balconies in Verona.

The balcony that every visitor to Verona wants to see is Juliet’s balcony, despite the fact that it was built in 1936 to take advantage of the fame of Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. The area is always crowded, so the plan worked.

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You can see “Juliet’s Balcony

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You can rub poor Juliet’s breast.

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…and perhaps rub a bigger hole into her right breast.

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You can add a note to the wall.

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…add one of these ridiculous locks.

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Scrawl some graffiti on the wall.

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…or, worst of all, stick a wad of chewing gum to the wall.

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Isn’t that romantic?

Don’t judge Verona by this travesty, it really is a lovely city. Click here to see the good bits.


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  1. Right on!

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    • Police are now stationed at the entrance to prevent more grafitti, but they just stand there and watch people do it.

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  2. So Colorful…

    We need to be careful not to hit anybody head on while walking through these streets 🙂

    All will be looking up only… 🙂

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    • I am a bit surprised I haven’t crashed into anyone. I am always looking up.

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  3. great views:) Viva Italia 🙂

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    • There is much to love in Italy, even the dodgy bits.

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  4. Beautiful balconies, all. I’d love to have coffee on each and every one.

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  5. I love Italian balconies, they are somehow telling family stories. Sharing my post on balconies in Tuscany …… http://www.corneliaweberphotography.wordpress.com
    clothlines and balconies

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    • There is an endless supply of lovely balconies to photograph here.

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  6. Love this!

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  7. Beautiful set of balconies at the beginning of the post… Forget Juliet’s balcony!

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  8. I agree. The balconies are lovely but not sure sure about the other stuff!

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  9. Beautiful balconies! If I had one, I’d sit out there and drink my tea while enjoying the sunrise. Hey, I can dream.

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  10. Just back from Verona. It is a lovely city. So glad I didn’t notice the chewing gum wall at ‘Juliet’s house’.

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  11. Te balconies are gorgeous and Verona is a beautiful city; however, I don’t think that te chewing gum,locks, etc. Should be tolerated. It is plan vandalism.

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  12. A wonderful collection of balconies!

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  13. I can’t believe people put chewing gum!!! That’s awful. Depresses me.
    The balconies are beautiful though.

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  14. A lovely place, indeed! You capture so many charming balconies… just love them!

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  15. Love the photos, Debra, but I NEVER can understand the reason for the locks.

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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  16. I love balconys, I would love to have one too! a marvellous collection of images ..c

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  17. Oh for goodness sake, why on earth would anyone want to stick a piece of gum on the wall? I thought the locks were bad enough! That’s one very well polished breast! 🙂

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  18. So many beautiful balconies, Debra. I really couldn’t help but giggle at the hole in Juliet’s breast. 😀
    I’m no longer lying in my hammock, as I had to start a new blog. http://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/

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  19. Oh my. What is it with the gum? (gross) When I was there, the trend with the locks hadn’t happened yet.
    In my mind I remember that alleyway being even narrower than in your lovely photos.

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  20. Beautiful shots of Verona balconies Debra. A pity about the gum and graffiti.

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