Via Margutta, Rome
In Roman Holiday, the Via Margutta is where Gregory Peck's character, the expat writer Joe Bradley, lives. So if you happened to miss this bit of text on the wall whilst gawking at the dashing Mr. Peck or the alluring Audrey Hepburn as Princess Anne, you'd certainly be forgiven for the oversight.
Many of the sights in Rome have a sense of weathered permanence, and this carved sign on the Via Margutta is no exception. It was the bright blue of the text that first caught my eye, but especially charming here are the rakish tails on the R's and the severe cut of the apostrophe.
For more on the street itself, and to see what all this elegance has to do with famed clock-melter and lobster phone impresario Salvador Dali, see also #53.