Friday, March 7, 2008

Where Art Thou, Juliet?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet,” said Romeo. And for that matter, what’s in a city – as the last place I expected to find Shakespeare’s Juliet was in the middle of Munich. Verona, Italy’s most famous maiden was transferred to Munich as a gift from the cities of Verona and Vicenza, and now sits just outside Marienplatz. Like many statues, passers by rub the statue for good luck; but I’m sorry to say they’ve chosen her breast as her luckiest attribute. This photo shows her more modest side.

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