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Monday, February 14, 2005

Moody Monday's Mood: Romantic

Moody Monday's Mood: Romantic.  Posted by Hello

1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of romance.
2. Given to thoughts or feelings of romance.
3. Displaying, expressive of, or conducive to love: a romantic atmosphere.
4. Imaginative but impractical; visionary: romantic notions.
5. Not based on fact; imaginary or fictitious: His memoirs were criticized as a romantic view of the past.
6. often Romantic Of or characteristic of romanticism in the arts.

El Parque del Amor - Miraflores - Lima, PERU.

El Beso, a sculpture by Victor Delfín, dominates the park. The park overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by wavy walls embedded with mosaic tiles scripting romantic quotations, including one by the poet Antonio Cilloniz, "in the cities they do not build monuments to lovers." The park opened February 14, 1993.

According to our guide there is a kissing contest held here on weekends. Newly married couples vie to hold a pose identical to the statue's. The couple that can hold the pose for the longest period of time is rewarded with a dinner for two at La Rosa Naútica, the restaurant down by the edge of the ocean, visible from the bluff at El Parque del Amor.

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