Studio Ideas and Inspiration

Leaving traces

Posted in interesting projects, thoughts by Sarah Gelbard on 14 March 2010

This could be of interest to Julien and Don (and possibly more of you).  The moment of contact between people and material/architecture.  Polishing it times and covering it with “trash” at others.

Casa di Giulietta (from Wikipedia)

In Verona, Italy, a house claiming to be the Capulets’ has been turned into a tourist attraction. It features the balcony, lovely architecture, and in the small courtyard, a bronze statue of Juliet baring her breast. It is one of the most visited sites in the town. Legend is that if a person strokes the breast of the statue, that person will have good fortune.

Many people write their names and the names of their beloved ones on the walls of the entrance. That wall is known as Juliet’s wall and because of big note number, writing is restricted on just one part of a wall. Many believe that writing on that place will make their love everlasting. Unfortunately writing on Juliet’s Wall will be stopped because of protection of historical importance of that place.


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