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Archive 2

By mistere
Continuing with my Rome Archive, Lead image is a Saturday shadows offering
from inside the Temple of Romulus, Located in the Roman Forum.
V1 is a Juliet balcony from somewhere. Cant remember exactly.
V2, A lovely little church next to the Trevi Fountain. Chiesa Rettoria Santa Maria in Trivio. Church Rectory Lady at the Crossroads.
Hundreds of people walk past this every day and don't go in. They all want to see the fountain an don't pay attention to anything else. It's small but beautiful, with a wonderful painting in a room at the back. An optical illusion that really messes with your brain. Worth seeing.
V3, A view inside.

Tags: Rome Black and white Saturdays shadows Horse sculpture Temple of Romulus

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10 Aug 2019 10:25AM
A very fine set Dave!
But the lead shot is great, and is my favorite

Arne Smile

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
10 Aug 2019 10:50AM
Interesting set...v1 for me Smile
dudler Plus
16 979 1536 England
10 Aug 2019 11:24AM
I'm sure there's a pun waiting to be made: Juliet balcony, Rome... It eludes me - probalby fortunately.
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
10 Aug 2019 12:02PM

Quote:I'm sure there's a pun waiting to be made: Juliet balcony, Rome... It eludes me - probalby fortunately.

Juliet balconies. Named after Shakespeare's Juliet who famously courted Romeo from her balcony.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 38 Norway
10 Aug 2019 1:01PM
I thought perhaps the object sin the lead image were from your own private collection - copies of your torso and favourite charger.
As for Juliet courting Romeo - I can only say, 'Bravo, Juliet', or as we say today, Juliet Bravo...but that's a totally different tv series...Wink
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2019 1:23PM
Wonderful images, love them all...
Isabel GrinGrin
10 Aug 2019 2:08PM
An interesting opener for this set, Dave. The processing suits the subject matter, very well.

10 Aug 2019 2:14PM
Excellent set, Dave.
Great lead image & processing.
10 Aug 2019 2:14PM
A fascinating set - the lead is very impressive both for the subject and the quality of the image; it's a lovely shot, not least because of the point of view which makes for a memorable composition. SmileSmileSmile

(Having said that I don't fancy the chances of the horse in the 3.30 from Newmarket. Furthermore my researches have revealed that the Juliet balcony is named after Juliet Balconie the famous trainer of legless horses and agent to a number of headless jockeys. She rose to prominence in the reign of Sextus Sextus O'Matron the half Roman, half Celtish caretaker emperor who stood in for Nero O'Flaherty Tiberius while he recovered from an excess of just about everything. It was her habit to stand on an improvised platform cantilevered out from a first floor window to shout encouragement to her underlings. All was well until some chap called Romeo Alpha Tango turned up, cried out, "What blue light from yonder window flashes?" and completely turned her head. This was unfortunate as she could no longer see what she was doing and fell off the balcony into his open top chariot and they both got carried away. Both considered the sixth month sentence for 'that sort of thing' in a public space a bit steep but well worth it.)
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2019 8:31PM
Pleased to be number 30; disappointed that I can't begin to match Graham's comment. I must do better Wink
A first-rate b&w, the light just right.
11 Aug 2019 12:51PM
Sincere apologies for a serious omission in yesterday's necessarily brief history of Juliet Balcony and Romeo Alpha Tango. I should have mentioned that as the unfortunate pair were led away from the dock Juliet was heard to shout out, 'Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me'. I am still trying to discover the origins of the command. 'Don't tell him Pike.' Any help as regards this matter gratefully received.
(I am indebted to Matron for pointing out my error.)
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 75 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2019 6:27PM
Found it GrinGrinGrin

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