Wednesday, October 22, 2008

from the ridiculous to the sublime

We encountered this newly engaged couple
near the train station when we arrived in Venice,

 and—on a completely different note—this
elegant bride and groom in Rome.


  1. Fun is the name of the game, and that smile on the gondolier looks genuine.

  2. Yes, they (and their friends) were having a great time. What you can't see in this picture is the ball and chain attached to the "bridegroom's" ankle. For the actual wedding, they'll no doubt look more like that Roman couple—and still have fun, I hope!

  3. What is the engaged woman wearing on her nose? Is this typically Italian "newly engaged" behavior? Looks like fun.

  4. Did you think for a moment that Motely Crue was greeting you when you arrived? ;-)

  5. coltrane: Are you kidding—that was my first thought!

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