The italian town of Malcesine at Lake Garda, the summer of Twenty Ten.
The door by sea or as here by the lake is often underrated.
But there is so much charm or even romance to the feet of us, arriving that way.
One of the experiences here was one of the local Italians with a great sense of humor.
With a huge twinkle in his eye, he told that there was a priceless opportunity.
The opportunity to experience a great romantic moment here
namely, by sailing out on the lake in a small boat
bringing with a delicious picnic basket, a chilled bottle of white wine and a lovely girl.
If you didn’t have a boat, so he could rent out one
if you had no picnic basket, he could deliver a cheap one
even the wine if it lacked he could very easily deliver for local prices.
The only one that had to be done was to kiss the girl.
If you couldn’t figure it out yourself, he could as well do it and for free.
Couldn’t help but ask if anyone have forget bringing with a cute girl
if so his wife could be persuaded for a boat ride.
He chuckled with laughter as he told that no one had asked yet.
Weekly photo challenge, 2nd version of the theme “Door“
Memories inclusive holidays which is spontaneous
thus unexpected, they are often the best
we will always remember those
when we see either name of the town or a specific place (possibly on a photo)
these funny experiences aren’t necessarily linked to well-known tourist attractions.
The northwestern italian town Susa, probably the oldest of all towns in the Alps
founded by the Gauls maybe about 2000 years ago.
on the edges of the french-italian alps – between Turin and Grenoble.
A very interesting town with a lot of history and cozy too
for those who know the existence of the town
The first meeting of Susa – a drive from Milan for a business meeting in Grenoble
should pick up a danish friend (Italian married) and living between Milan and Turin
we are ahead of time and decide to drive into Susa to get a light quick lunch
we find a place to park my danish car which is parked as italians park themselves
we chat in danish as we leave the cozy café located next to the small square
along the way, we meet two Italian police officers and takes time to greet with a smile
no doubt in their mutual talk, so it is understood clearly
that they think we are danish tourists without a sense of the Italian language.
they ask not whether we understand or speak Italian – they speak to us in english.
When we are standing next to my car, so says one officer (in Italian) to his partner
“Why don’t we tease them a little”
At that moment my friend’s cell phone rings – it’s his Italian wife and he replies in Italian
“Yes, my sweetheart – it goes as planned – we just got a light lunch and coffee”
the officers gaping and then laugh out loud
and so we chat a bit with them a while, before we continue towards Grenoble
Every time I see an italian police officer, then I think of these two charming guys.
“Ponte dei Sospiri”
“The Bridge of Sighs”
Maybe the worlds most “dangerous” bridge ever..!
The bridge itself is safe enough – the bridge is escape secured and made of white limestone and has windows with stone bars – it passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the “new” prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace
it was designed by Antoni Contino
(whose uncle Antonio da Ponte had designed the Rialto Bridge in Venice)
the bridge was built in 1602.
So far so good.
But a local legend says that lovers will be granted eternal love and bliss
if they kisses while they are on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge Of Sighs.
So take care who you kiss under this bridge or who you let kiss you.
Kiss only if you are absolutely sure, that you are kissing the only one.
Travel Theme Bridge
with inspiration from Ailsa’s excellent blog
take a look the challenge here “Where’s my backpack”
this’s my version of the theme “Bridge”.
Some enjoy taking the bus, others enjoy watching it pass.
fortunately, we are all different
A member of the family who lived on a tiny danish island (called Samso), which managed to be 81 years old, was away from the island 3 times throughout his life – for 18 months as a soldier at Kronborg Castle (an old danish castle) just after the World War I – the opening of the first Little Belt Bridge in 1935 between Jutland and Funen – in the mid-1960s, when his second daughter of 4 moved to Odense (the 4 largest danish city) on Funen
– he was happy and let the world come to him.
An other member of the family which managed to be 81 years old, lived 4 month from may to august in Denmark – from november to february she lived 4 month in the southern Italy
and in the 4 month september / october and march / april
then she travelled worldwide
that was the way during more than 40 år
she sought out the world and was happy.
As long as one “hviler i sig selv” (rest in oneself)
a difficult expression to translate from danish into english
the meaning is that one is mind settled, pleased, and without panic.