Sunday, June 22, 2014

Day One Hundred Fourteen

Italy US-480560 received 08-21-2009

Sent by: owlman
From: Austin, Texas
ID number: US-480560
Notes: This is one of those cards that was sent from a different county than it depicts.  The Piazza di Spagna is a the bottom of the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.  If you ask me, though, it looks like the photo actually shows the Spanish Steps instead of the plaza at the bottom, so the caption is confusing.

Italy - Columns and Trellis, Capri

Sent by: Unknown
Notes: Yet another card from the mystery sender.  This lovely scene is from the island of Capri, which is located off the west coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea.  The extremely informative (sarcasm) caption on the back tells me that the pictures shows columns and a trellis.  Wow, I never would have guessed!


Ryan said...

I've always thought it was absurd that anyone would have installed SPANISH steps in ITALY. Hello?! Anyone home?!

Kristin aka Trekkie Gal said...

"The monumental stairway of 135 steps (the slightly elevated drainage system is often mistaken for the first step) was built with French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the Trinità dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France, both located above — to the Holy See in Palazzo Monaldeschi located below."

Perhaps it has something to do with that Spanish embassy...

wassamatta_u said...

I think you both have it wrong... "Piazza di Spagna" more likely means "Pizza and Spandex". If you look closely, most of the tourists seem like they have had a few too many pizzas, and are relying on the wonders of Spandex for their clothing.

Most likely.