Friday, 1 August 2008

Random Scenes from ARIA

A post to random moments collected across the ARIA anime seasons which don't really warrant a post by itself. I've accumulated these over time and finally have enough to post!

I'll start with ARIA the Natural Episode 12...something about Milk and Summer.
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It turns out milk in Italy is the best I've drank so far. None of that tasteless Hong Kong stuff or semi-tasty British/Japanese milk. A true full cream milk. So good I even bothered to take a picture of the milk carton.
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Episode 9 of The Natural saw Akari talking Chrysanthenum, and how Venice grew to love the plant after Marco Polo brought it back from his travels in China. I did indeed see some chrysanthenum doorknobs!
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Episode 6 of the Natural. Not exactly Venice-related but look at Akari - baseball anyone?
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On Episode 6 of the Origination, we see that Neo-Venezia has adopted Euros as the official currency!
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Retrieved 01 August, 2008 from: "Euro Coin Sets from Italy", http://www.eurocoins.co.uk/2002italyeurosets.html


Episode 1 of the Origination. Alicia and Akari goes out shopping to buy some ingredients for a tea party. One of the stalls they visit is a floating vegetable stall. I managed to see the real thing!
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My picture was taken in the East Castello region. I've called this region a different face of Venice in an earlier post, which Episode 5.5 of the Origination said the same thing a month later (timestamp 2:55)!

Last but not least, in Episode 5.5, that stone figurehead at the Basilica di San Marco which Akari goes to "meet" at her secret spot really exists.
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4 comments:

WiLL said...

Wow, it's random. And ramdomly good!

natsuneko said...

Interesting... When I first watched ARIA, I knew nothing and I just gazed at those beautiful images I saw - but now after visiting Venice myself, I start noticing all those little details scattered here and there as well... Your posts are very informative!

If I had more time to spend in Venice, I definitely would have enjoyed to see all of those minor details there. Next time, I say!

However I would never have thought they'd have used Euros on Mar- *cough* Aqua... wow. Perhaps there is a continent called "Europe" too, who knows?

starshinesmonet said...

Were you able to see the head up close or is that part/view off limits to tourists?

Inthernet said...

You can go up on the balcony and get close-up, just like Akari did. The difference in real life vs anime is that you have to pay a little bit of money to get access!