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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Verona

The Juliet balcony wasn't even added until the 20th-century!

Piazza delle Erbe, Verona

Piazza delle Erbe, Verona


Verona Arena

Piazza Bra with Verona Arena and Palazzo Barbieri (Verona's Town Hall)
Not sure if they were installing a piece of art or a new large drain!
 
Mobile phones arrived early in Verona, like about the Roman Era!

Verona was interesting and unintentionally amusing for all the wrong reasons. The things that stand out in my memory, apart from the crowds (as everywhere), were the especially bad basement - down dodgy steps - unisex toilets; the market in the Piazza delle Erbe that was selling almost entirely tourist tat with Chinese stall holders; discovering that "that balcony" is actually inside a tiny, tiny courtyard into which hoards of tourists as squashed tightly (never mind that it's the totally not real imaginings of a fictional story to begin with), and then at the Arena there was the Roman in the wrong type of costume that quality-wise looked like he'd got it off ebay, nattering away on his "out of character" mobile phone! That did make us laugh, but it also made me think that, to allow it, the authorities in Verona are really being disrespectful to visitors if they think we're stupid enough to be taken in by it, which kinda spoilt the impression I took away of the city.

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