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Kraków Opera House: the stage as seen from the balcony. 
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Kraków Opera House: the stage as seen from the balcony.

"On the 12th of December, the first anniversary of the opening of the new Opera House, opera-goers, music-lovers, friends and guests from Krakow and all over Poland are welcome to attend the Krakow Opera’s Open Day, which is going to take place at Lubicz 48 street. There will be entertainment galore for all: a tour of the stage and the backstage, including the dressing-rooms and the studios, a demonstration of the stage machinery (traps, rolling wagons and barrels), as well as meetings with the artists and the Opera staff." (Info from the official site).
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The crowded courtyard of the Casa di Giulietta, the Juliet's House, in Verona, Italy. 
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The crowded courtyard of the Casa di Giulietta, the Juliet's House, in Verona, Italy.

"Supposedly the location of the famous balcony love scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The house is a major destination for tourist pilgrimage, as the tiny courtyard is normally packed with lovestruck teenagers photographing each other on the famous balcony. In fact, the house has no connection with Shakespeare's fictional characters - although the house is old, the balcony was added in 1936 and declared to be "Juliet's house" to attract tourists. You can visit the house itself (€4 entry) - it contains a sparse collection of Renaissance frescos rescued from other demolished palaces, and the bed from Zeffirelli's 1968 movie, but not a lot more.

The balcony overlooks a tiny courtyard containing a statue of Juliet. There is an unbelievable amount of graffiti and general scrawling on the walls, floor, seats, anything that will hold ink - there is a tradition of writing love messages to Juliet, and visitors leave notes, trinkets and bits of chewing gum fashioned into love hearts. Juliet's house is a popular romantic shrine, but its popularity belies its value; compared to some of the treasures around Verona, Juliet's house has very little to offer." (Wikitravel Verona city guide).

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Loggia dei Cavalli — the balcony on the front of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice with a fantastic view of St. Mark's Square. 
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Loggia dei Cavalli — the balcony on the front of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice with a fantastic view of St. Mark's Square.
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On the balcony of the 12th-century Baptistry in Pisa, Italy. 
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On the balcony of the 12th-century Baptistry in Pisa, Italy.

"The Baptistery, which as in all the ancient Italian churches, is separated from the cathedral, stands about fifty paces from it full in front. It is raised on three steps, is circular, and surmounted with a graceful dome. It has two stories, formed of halfpillars supporting round arches; the undermost is terminated by a bold cornice; the second, where the pillars stand closer, and the arches are smaller, runs up into numberless high pediments and pinnacles, all topped by statues. Above these, rises a third story without either pillars or arches, but losing itself in high pointed pediments with pinnacles, crowned again with statues without number. The dome is intersected by long lines of very prominent stone fretwork, all meeting in a little cornice near the top, and terminating in another little dome which bears a statue of St. John the Baptist, the titular saint of all such edifices. The interior is admired for its proportion. Eight granite columns form the under story, which supports a second composed of sixteen marble pillars; on this rests the dome. The ambo or desk for reading is of most beautiful marble, upheld by ten little granite pillars, and adorned with basso relievos, remarkable rather for the era and the sculptor than for their intrinsic merit. The font is also marble, a great octagon vase, raised on three steps and divided into five compartments, the largest of which is in the middle. The dome is famous for its echo, as the sides produce the well-known effect of whispering galleries. This edifice, which is the common baptistery of the city as there is no other font in Pisa, was erected about the middle of the twelfth century by the citizens at large, who, by a voluntary subscription of a fiorino each, defrayed the expenses." (John Chetwode Eustace: A Tour through Italy, Vol. II, London 1813).
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The Baptistry in Pisa
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