I have a LOT of wall space in my new apartment.  We have really high ceilings — I think around 12 feet or so — and I never really decorated my last place, besides my Fairfield diploma and my Obama calendar.

And I LOVE vintage travel posters.

I bought this one on eBay a year or so ago, but I never got it framed:

That’s for Venice — in French!  Venice wasn’t one of my favorite places, but I found it beautiful, especially during the foggy fall.

I had an idea.  What if I decorate the apartment with posters from the places I’ve visited in Europe?

If so, here’s what I could get from art.com:

The destination: LOVE IT.  Italy is fantastic.

The poster: LOVE IT, but I’d rather have posters depicting specific cities.

Sun all year on the Cote d’Azur — the southeasternmost region in France that includes Nice and Monaco, where I’ve been, as well as Cannes, St. Tropez, etc.

The destination: LOVE IT!

The poster: Like it a lot, but again, I’d rather have more specific posters.  And I do like what it says, because it was October and I was swimming in the warm waters of the ocean!

The destination: Liked it a lot — but I didn’t visit the Monte Carlo part of Monaco, even though the entire country is less than a square mile.  Does that matter?  I saw it from half a mile away, from the Monaco-ville part of Monaco.

The poster: ADORE IT.  One of my favorites.  It says Chic people are in Monte Carlo during the winter.

The destination: Beyond words.  La mia bella Firenze, la mia bella citta.  I studied abroad here.  I adore Florence beyond words.

The poster: I like it a lot — and I love that it features my favorite Florence landmark, the Ponte Vecchio.  I lived just down the road from it.

The destination: Love Rome — especially in the steamy summer.  Pure passion.

The poster: I like it…I don’t adore it.  But I like it.  A lot.

The destination: LOVE IT!!  When I went to Nice, I hadn’t been to France for a few years, so I was thrilled to be back in the country that always feels like home to me.  (I’m not exaggerating.  I’ve been to France five times, and I feel like that every time.)

The poster: WOW.  This is a GREAT poster — one of my faves so far.

The destination: I loved Prague.  There’s no better place in Europe to party.

The poster: I wish it were more Prague-oriented, but it’s nice.  Probably won’t get it.

The destination: I love Paris more than anywhere else I’ve ever been.  It’s beyond words.  I was made for this city.  I love absolutely everything about it.

The poster: I like it, but I’m sure there are better ones out there.

The destination: I was a bit ambivalent about it the first time, but every time I visit, I like it more.  My company is based in London and I hope I get to go there for work someday.

The poster: I love the poster, but it’s not as obviously vintage.  It also reminds me of the pigeons that fill Trafalgar Square, and I’m deathly afraid of pigeons.

The destination: Fabulous!  I had one of the best weekends of my semester abroad here.  If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can’t miss Interlaken.  I went paragliding and canyon jumping (think bungee jumping with a rope instead of a bungee!).

The poster: Very beautiful.  Also expensive.  But seeing those Jungfrau mountains brings me back.

The destination: Loved Budapest much more than I expected to.

The poster: GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS.  Love it.  And I DID spend three days in Budapest, as the poster suggests!  This one is also quite expensive.

Now…which ones?

They’re expensive to frame.  It would take FOREVER to save up to fill my apartment (especially since I’d rather be saving for travel, like my presumptive trip to Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Serbia next summer).

If I had to choose three based on destination, I’d pick Paris, Florence and the Cote d’Azur.

But if I chose based on these posters, I think my top three are Nice, Budapest and Italy.

Which ones do you like?

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