Travel Photo Theme: Multiples

Who doesn’t love digital photography? I’ve been having a lot of fun with photo challenges lately, either by going out and taking new photos or scrolling through my ridiculously enormous fairly large photo library.

It’s also a relaxing break from my obsessive addiction writing.

This week several websites I visit regularly led me, from one to another, with the same topic as the theme … which, in itself was rather appropriate.

(A simple click on any photo will enlarge it for you.)


Candied Pears~Nice Market-PSandsPhotos
Candied Pears~Nice Market-PSandsPhotos
Herbes de Provence-PSandsPhotos
Herbes de Provence-PSandsPhotos
Alhambra windows~Granada,Spain-PSandsPhotos
Alhambra windows~Granada,Spain-PSandsPhotos
Lovers' notes,Verona,Italy-PSandsPhotos
Lovers’ notes,Verona,Italy-PSandsPhotos

This last photo captures just a small portion of the entire wall of the walkway into the garden in Verona, Italy, where people imagine Juliet called out to Romeo from her balcony. The fact that Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are fictional does not appear to matter.

I was kind of shocked when we first saw this display but after looking at the notes and considering the motive behind them, we reconsidered … but didn’t add our own.

It’s become a tradition for people to  express their love for each other, or to ask Juliet’s spirit to help in their quest for love, and they stick the notes on the walls. (I won’t tell you how most of these notes are attached to the wall but you can read this attached article to find out.) I guess, depending on your state of mind, this could be considered littering or perhaps la passione!

Which would you choose?

Movie tip – A couple of years ago, the film “Letters To Juliet” with Vanessa Redgrave and Amanda Seyfried was based on these very notes.

Take a few minutes to visit with:

Marianne in the south of Spain at her fabulous East of Malaga blog

Meg Travels, who is always off on another jaunt

Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack

to link to many more participating photo blogs like the ones below –

Published by patriciasands

Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada when she isn't somewhere else, particularly the south of France. With a happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short. Beginning with her first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, she has told stories all of her life through photography. Much to her surprise a few years ago, she began to write and has now published three novels, including two that are part of a six-book series set in the south of France. Love France? Love her work! Check out her website She is particularly drawn to the rewarding friendships of women and the challenges many embrace once their families are grown. "It's never too late to begin something new," she enthuses. "As the saying goes, just do it!"

38 thoughts on “Travel Photo Theme: Multiples

    1. Thanks, Natalie. Each of those photos holds a special memory. I took the shot of those masks just before we sat down at a cosy, out of the way, trattoria overlooking a small canal. We polished off an amazing bottle of Amarone in a very short time … don’t believe I attempted to take any more photos for the rest of the evening .LOL! Happy New Year to you and Scott! So nice to see you here!

  1. Ooh la la! C’est magnifique! I love the story behind all those notes. La passione! Indeed! I am thinking about integrating more art/photography into my blog so I have more time to work on my WIP. Trying to figure it all out. I’m not a good short blogger, but photos help me keep things tight.

  2. To ask Juliet’s spirit to help in a quest with love? Even if we disregard the fact that she’s a fictional character, she was 13 and she killed herself.
    Anyway, lovely photos, especially the one with the masks.

  3. What a wonderful assortment of multiples from all over the world! I particularly like the masks from Venice. And I’m honored by your mention – thanks Patricia!

    1. I love the pears too … to look at! I really don’t like to eat candied fruit but it all has such a beautiful depth of colour I always want to photograph it. I could do a full album just on candied fruit! Don’t worry, I won’t … but the photos are there …

  4. Hi, we were really impressed by your photographic work and would really like to feature them on our hobbies website. Cheers…..Graham…..

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