Friday, August 3, 2012

Saturday Photohunt: Oooooo

I say "Oooooo" when I stumble upon quirky corners of the world...like this street in Citta' della Pieve, Umbria:







Vicolo Baciadonne, which is Italian for (I believe) Kiss the Woman Street. I have heard a couple explanations for this name:
  • It is so narrow a person can lean out a window on one side and kiss a woman in the window on the opposite side.
  • It is so narrow two people have to kiss in order to squeeze past each other.
Either way, it was fun wandering through, if a shade disconcerting because you cannot see the other end when you start, and the street is longer than you'd think! Plus when you turn the corner, it seems to get reaaaaaaally narrow and you wonder if you are going to fit! Sadly, I did not meet George Clooney coming through from the other side...


Check out more "Oooooo"-y posts at Sandi's Saturday Photohunt !!

8 comments:

Vicki said...

Oooooo that is one skinny path. I would NOT fit down it.

My Oooooo's are at http://hindmarsh-island.com/?p=766

Trekcapri said...

Hi Anne, very cool photos. That is one narrow street. I think the explanation is so cute. I'm sorry you missed George. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

YTSL said...

That is a cool take on this week's theme. So... did you meet anyone coming along the other way? If you did, would one have to back out?? :O

EastCoastLife said...

Oooo... I want to try squeezing through the narrow street. Sounds fun. I pray George Clooney will be waiting at the other end. kekeke...

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Oooooo~ I love the little vicolos you see in Italy!

Ciao~
Sandi

Annie said...

LOL at the comment about George Clooney!

These photos are so great - such charming places. Makes me "homesick" for Italy!

sandrac said...

Great photos, and what a great choice, Anne. That is one narrow street!

Annie said...

Hi, good to hear from you and learn about your summer. Sounds busy but also VERY exciting! That's awesome that you've got a church of your own and all those duties - what a great experience.

Hope to hear some travel plans soon! That'll be great if you and your mom are able to go to France.

I'm watching airfares to Venice for this winter - they have come down a bit but still, they are high! I'm not sure if I'll go this year or wait until 2013 (if I find a bargain, I'll go!).

Cheers, Annie

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