Friday, 15 June 2012

Postcard Travels with Roland Poland - Week 24 Italy

Xui has travelled to Italy to see about providing funding for the repair of the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain.

Roland Poland has gone to see the fountain and writes ...

Hi Malcolm,
I don't know what all the fuss is about the cost
of repairing this fountain.
I have been diving down to the bottom and
collecting some of the money thrown in by the
tourists, and you know what, Malcolm?  They are
throwing more in every day.
Anyone else for a big ice cream?

Here are the pages in his travel book.
I have included RP's favourite photo of an Italian Greyhound.  He very much admires their ability at a quick getaway.  The main image is a vintage poster of Amalfi  from Vintage Feedsacks (link in sidebar) and we have also included a photo of the genius Giacomo Puccini, the Vitruvian drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, a photo of the Colosseum and some lemons. (all photos from Wikipedia}. Also a label from some pasta!

My postcard this week was made in Craft Artist, using Wikipedia photos and then overstamped with an Italian collage stamp from Papermania.

Thank you for continuing to follow our journey around the world and hope you will have a look at  the postcards from fellow travellers  on Darcy's Postcard Challenge(link in sidebar).


  1. Love your card and story! Clever dog! Valerie

  2. Super card, good work in CA. That dog is so smart!!
    Jen x

  3. Haha....good old Roland, practical as ever, make mine a double scoop of strawberry please :D XXX

  4. RP is a dog I want to meet!!! What a cutie! I'd be happy to join him in a gelato cone...Raspberry chocolate, please! His adventures always make me smile...thanks for that!!


  5. haha love that he is diving for money.

  6. Poor Roland, walking the world and diving too, his little legs must be getting a bit tired by now!! Cool card and wonderfully collaged page too M

  7. I love Trevi Fountain- You know RP has the right idea-getting the $$ from the bottom of the fountain...Makes you wonder where all the money has gone all these years? Obviously not in a fund to fix the fountain.

  8. Sounds like Roland should be part of the restoration committee with his practical ideas.

  9. another fun card, just love your stories each week. I have been to the Trevi fountain many years ago, wonder if Roland got my coins....

  10. Umm diving for the fountain money, great story

  11. You have a real knack for borders!


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