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Here's Some Photos ~ Barb and Seaurchin's Trip to Rome

Here's Some Photos ~ Barb and Seaurchin's Trip to Rome

Apr 16th, 2005, 03:14 PM
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I agree, SeaUrchin, these are lovely photos! Thank you
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Apr 16th, 2005, 03:44 PM
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SeaUrchin, thanks for sharing your report and photographs. Your talent is a blessing.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 03:47 PM
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Dear Oursin (French for sea urchin)
I pulled a leg muscle doing yard clean-up so that meant I didn't have to cook, my dear did it all; so I sat back and watched PBS repeating Roman Holiday.
As soon as I saw Hepburn and Peck where he pretends his hand is caught in the mouth of that round head sculpture, I thought of you. What is it called?
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Apr 16th, 2005, 04:17 PM
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Seaurchin, you have a wonderful eye and great sense of composition! My compliments!
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Apr 16th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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Shoot, my post should have read lovely! oh well, it takes these lovely photos to the top. Worth seeing.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 06:28 PM
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Lovely photos, SeaUrchin! I agree with the others; you have a good eye.

I loved your photos of the Amalfi coast as well. I've now added it to my list of places to visit!
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Apr 16th, 2005, 07:09 PM
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Ciao Cigale, sorry to hear about your leg's problem. I loce to watch Roman Holiday, Audrey and Peck were great in that movie..He put his hand in a famous site called LA BOCCA DELLA VERITA.

SeaUrchin, my compliments. I just loved your photos..
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Apr 16th, 2005, 07:10 PM
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oops loce= love...
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Apr 16th, 2005, 07:15 PM
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Thanks Kismetchimera. I wrote the name down so I don't forget.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 07:21 PM
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LA BOCCA DELLA VERITA. The Mouth of Truth, what is the origin?
It certainly looks impressive!
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Apr 16th, 2005, 07:39 PM
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The stone disk that is the Bocca della Verita represents the face of a river divinity. In ancient times it was a drain cover set in the center of a temple dedicated to Hercules. In the Middle Ages it was moved. Today's superstition is (created by Virgilio Magro) that it had the magic powers to chomp the fingers off those who were telling a lie.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 07:43 PM
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thanks Sauterelle, that explains that scene in Roman Holiday.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 07:55 PM
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*sauterelle is french for grasshopper, an affectionate name for the lady.
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Apr 16th, 2005, 08:04 PM
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Apr 16th, 2005, 08:35 PM
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Gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing them... =)
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Apr 16th, 2005, 09:57 PM
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I love these! They make me want to go back to Rome very much.
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Apr 17th, 2005, 08:30 AM
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Thanks again for the compliments, I appreciate them.

Nonnafelice you made me laugh, actually we have Barb to thank for those food pictures (and the ones from her window).

Cigalechanta, how do you pronounce oursin? Like orsey?
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Apr 17th, 2005, 08:40 AM
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Great pictures, really wonderful lighting effects. I also like to take close-up pictures of things like doors and architectural features in addition to the whole building. Can't wait for my Sept trip!
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Apr 17th, 2005, 08:57 AM
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SeaUrchin, fantastico! I like the pictures that play with the light the best.
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Apr 17th, 2005, 09:40 AM
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Thanks for sharing more beautiful photos, SeaUrchin! Also, I enjoyed your trip report (and Barb's) very much.

I love the photos of the different doors, the arches, the play of light on the buildings from the sunset, and the shadows! You've inspired me to try taking more photos like that on my next trip, rather than my typical "postcard" shots.
 

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