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Where is the Romance?

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Describe a romantic location you have been to?
16 years ago, February 13th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #27390  
Personally I like the romantic places which I just stumble upon and it just feels romantic to be there rather than the places which are commercially peddled as romantic.
One that comes to mind is that island where the Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned.
I remember sitting at the French cafe up on the cliffs there with checkered table cloths and geraniums on the window sills on a warm South of France September day. It was so nice sitting there with a coffee looking out at the sea. But I can imagine that the Count of Monte Cristo did not notice how romantic the place is. :D

BTW, does anyone know if the Count of Monte Cristo really existed or is he totally fictional?

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE.

Mel

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16 years ago, February 13th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #27401  
My top 3 for the most romantic places:
1) at home with my sweetheart 😊
2) medieval Tallinn - the cobblestoned streets, the historic atmosphere and intimate cafes.
3) anywhere in Paris.

Happy Valentines!
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16 years ago, February 13th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #27427  
Just recently, I felt like crying during one of my dates with my guy.. why?

Picture this:

5:25 pm, by the bay. A beautiful sunset. Weather just right - not too cold, not too warm. Your partner and you holding hands, joking around, waiting for the sun to go down... he goes, "hey listen to this", and he promptly gives you his earphones so you can listen to the song playing on his ipod..and then it goes"...if i give my heart to you I must be sure..." The Beatles! It was one of the best dates I've ever had.

Beatles love song. An amazing sunset. My boyfriend 😊 Sometimes it's the small gestures that really count.

By the way, according to Wiki (and I hope it's okay to post it here..)

"Though no proof has been issued over the years, some believe that Dumas got the idea for The Count of Monte Cristo from a similar, though factually different story which he found in a book compiled by Jacques Peuchet, French police archivist. Though none of the works of Jacques Peuchet were published till after his death, a similar story based on records gathered from his days in police service, was later published under his name. Peuchet related the tale of a shoemaker named Pierre Picaud, who was living in Nimes in 1807. Picaud had been engaged to marry a rich woman, but three jealous friends falsely accused him of being a spy for England. He was imprisoned for seven years. During his imprisonment a dying fellow prisoner bequeathed him a treasure hidden in Milan. When Picaud was released in 1814, he took possession of the treasure, returned under another name to Paris and spent ten years plotting his successful revenge against his former friend"
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16 years ago, February 13th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #27435  
Thanks for that explanation Saharanights. 😊

Yeah, it is OK to post that here so long as u state where it comes from, with a URL.

Mel
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16 years ago, February 13th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #27442  
Hi everyone,

As I'm living in Paris, I cannot see so much romance anymore - unfortunately - only work and busy streets and trains...
One place I would consider very romantic:

at the very end of the day, when sun has come down but it's not dark yet, just a pink and clear blue and violet sky, with some boats on the horizont, in the bay of Palma de Mallorca - I know, it's quite a busy place, but we found this place, near Illetas (west side of the bay) - at the end of a peninsula. You're standing on one end of the island, the sea is one both sides but with different colors.... Amazing!
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16 years ago, February 14th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #27519  
Gotta be Venice if you can afford it! Reply to this

16 years ago, February 18th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #27782  
1. NORWAY - The lovely Fjords, with a river passing trough very tall mountains with snow at the top!
2. Venice! Reply to this

16 years ago, February 18th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #27866  
Under the Northern Lights, which I've only seen in Canada, but they can be found in Canada, Alaska, or Northern Europe. It's especially romantic if they're strong enough to hear them. I remember walking home from university (in Edmonton) one night in the winter, and there were some powerful northern lights (I could hear them). I stopped to watch them streak across the sky, over the downtown skyline and the river valley. Too bad I didn't have a date to share the experience with! Reply to this

16 years ago, February 19th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #27887  
With both of my parents born in Ireland in the last century, I would have to pick the Carry Rede bridge for hikers who want some "Tarzan and Jane" in their life.

That swaying bridge between two cliffs will surely sway you in to the arms of your honey. Reply to this

13 years ago, February 12th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #128880  
Since I started this thread a few years ago, I discovered another top romantic spot. The rooftop restaurant of the Shanty Lodge in Agra, India. It has a spectacular view of what is probably the worlds most elaborate symbol of love. We were there for Christmas and New Years dinner a couple of years ago.

Here is a photo of the view from the Shanty Lodge Rooftop restaurant.
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13 years ago, February 13th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #128938  
Romance is that uncanny combination of emotion from the heart intertwined with a magic moment and location-

18 years ago before I married my husband we were sitting on a park bench in Crescent City, California looking out over the Pacific as the sun began to set discussing our future together and dreaming of what we wanted that life to look like. Fortunately, everything we discussed that day has happened and we continue to look those magical sun rises and sun sets around the world where we can have meaningful conversation.

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13 years ago, February 13th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #128946  
For me it would be the deserted beach on in the Galapagos Islands where i proposed to my wife.............asking her father for his permission to marry his daughter (knowing he had 16 guns locked away in his house) was probably the most terrified i have ever been!

Also any quiet part of Richmond Park in London with a picnic and the deers grazing nearby. Reply to this

13 years ago, February 14th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #128988  
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Trobriand islands......also known as the islands of love - for cultural reasons and scenery and .....no tourists!! Reply to this

13 years ago, February 15th 2011 No: 14 Msg: #129098  
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My vote is Rome. Strolling around any of the streets, hand in hand, is way more intimate than Paris. All the little alleys and bridges are places to spend some quality time together. Add a little wine, a cute restaurant in Trastevere, and a sunrise over the dome-laden skyline... it's a peace of heaven! I'm biased because I got engaged in Rome, on my third trip there with my (now) fiance. But then again, the reason for that is because it's pretty great place to fall in love! Reply to this

13 years ago, February 20th 2011 No: 15 Msg: #129490  
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I said it before - there is no "most romantic place" every thing related to the moment and the person you are sharing the "romantic experiance". It can also be on dump but with someone that makes you laugh and happy.

Don't take me wrong I love paris, rome, new york etc. but I also like garden next home, resturant, theature, beach etc.

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