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Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Antique


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This here turret is one of many of the Castello Maschio Angoino (its official name is Castel Nuovo). The castle was built in 1266.

If that ain't antique, then the Pope's a-sellin' the Pill.


Blogger Susan in Italy said...

That's antique all right. I love walking by the Castel Nuovo. It's beautiful in a very non-frilly way.

2/17/2007 5:50 AM

Blogger Waspgoddess said...

I think you've just beaten me. My antique is from the end of the 12th century. I bow also to your talent, the photo is absolutely awesome.

2/17/2007 6:18 AM

Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

This is wonderful!
This photo gives me gooseflesh!---Amazing. Wonderful concept for this week...you did good.
My antiques photos have been posted. Happy weekend.

2/17/2007 6:20 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the perspective of your picture!

By the way, I notice that you are a teacher. Did you move to Italy with an international school?

2/17/2007 8:53 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - amazing shot!!!

Happy Weekend!

2/17/2007 9:13 AM

Blogger Tracie P. said...

superkimbo--no! i just moved...you know, in a throwing caution to the wind kind of way.

2/17/2007 9:45 AM

Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

Very beautiful picture. I love castles.

Interesting life you have here. You picked up from Texas and moved to Italy?! Very cool. And you're so young! How'd you do it? I'm coming back to look for a full discertation. hee hee

2/17/2007 10:16 AM

Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

bella foto!

2/17/2007 11:00 AM

Blogger Daisy said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous shot!

2/17/2007 11:38 AM

Blogger Caylynn said...

Gorgeous shot! That is certainly antique!

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day!

2/17/2007 11:55 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either there's another Pat who posts on this blog or someone's stolen my name!

2/17/2007 1:23 PM

Blogger Lisa said...

That's one antique alright. A beautiful antique at that. Happy weekend.

2/17/2007 2:37 PM

Blogger Andree said...

That is so funny about the Pope! I bet you get a lot of comments about that movie about Tuscany!. But you are living and doing what few of us do: living your dream. Thank goodness you didn't wait until you were 50 like me. But I am doing it too, and it's the best thing I ever did. See you next week!

2/17/2007 2:39 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Anything from that era is surely an antique. Must be an interesting experience to be able to tour a castle. We dodn't have them here in my country.

Happy weekend!

2/17/2007 5:54 PM

Blogger Jane said...

Very cool picture. I love old buildings.

2/17/2007 9:27 PM

Blogger Angelisa said...

ooh, great pic! it's very ominous-looking and beautiful.

2/18/2007 4:06 AM

Blogger GEWELS said...

My husband's first impression of Italy was of the reality of the age of a column simply laying on the side of the road in Rome. And here we think Williamsburg is old -Ha!. He was dumbfounded at the realization.
Check mine out- it's about my Grandmother in Italy. You may like it.

2/18/2007 7:01 AM

Blogger Delina said...

Great photo - a bit eerie looking.

2/18/2007 1:02 PM

Blogger LVGurl said...

Ahhh, you and Angelisa make me itchy to visit Italy. Like, right now. I've been to France, but that's it. I hope to visit Italy someday.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

2/18/2007 4:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice photo and love the line about the pope. You've got a great way with words!

2/20/2007 8:40 AM

Blogger Dear AL said...

Now I know never to play this game. You'll kick my ass!

love the pic, babe!

2/20/2007 7:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spooky photo, but I love it. Have you ever been up there??

2/21/2007 9:55 AM

Blogger Angie said...

I'm glad it's not Saturday anymore, because nothing in Indiana is nearly that old, except the rocks and dirt and stuff. (And we know that doesn't count.) You're American, so you understand... although at least ya'll have the Alamo down there. We've got nothing!

2/21/2007 10:20 PM

Blogger Tracie P. said...

thanks for the comments! unfortunately, i've never been inside the castle. it scares me.

i've been in ischia now since tuesday, so i haven't been able to post. i'll try tomorrow, but this internet place is costing me dearly...

2/22/2007 5:55 AM

Blogger Staci said...

Lovely photo, and nice lifestyle too.

Totally jealous over here.

2/22/2007 8:48 PM

Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

The Pope is selling pills? What? hehehehe!

I still laugh when I think about my taking Danilo to see a "historic" bridge on his frist trip the States. It had been built in 1870. "That is old?" was his response!


2/23/2007 1:19 AM

Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

PS. That should have said "parents".... "when my parents took Danilo". Oops.


2/23/2007 3:28 AM

Blogger Shannon Sims said...

Oi bella! Sembra come noi siamo gemelli - anche io sono una ragazza dal SE Texas, e anche io avevo caiduto per la bellezza di Ischia. Io ho lavorato in un hotel a Forio per due estate, e quest estate ho piani di ritornare a Ischia e fondare una compania sul'isola. Poi, bella, sembra molto naturale che noi si bisogna di essere incommunicato. E mi scusa, ma non sono stata a Ischia per un sacco di mese adesso, e il mio italiano e un po brutto in ogni modo (forse e perche parlo italiano-texano). Anche, forse possiamo scambiare qualche belle foto. E ho bisogno d'un po d'aviso con come vivere con i uomini italiani - sono sicuro che possiamo scambiare le nostre sperienze con loro. :) Buona fortuna con la vita in ogni caso. E puoi vedere il mio blog - leavesbehind.blogspot.com

2/23/2007 12:20 PM


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