Authors and thinkers take Romance as one of the feelings that are expressive as well as pleasurable because of emotional attraction between two or more persons who have association of love. Romantic pictures, since history have been capturing these feelings. Before camera was not available, artists had frozen those moments in paintings and inscriptions and writers did this in their writings. We cannot ignore the poets when we talk about romance but still the famous saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” has its strength and proven around us. We see complex ideas conveyed with a single and still image. It also suitably characterizes as one of the visualization’s main goals of that makes a detailed explanation possible to be understood quickly through romantic pictures.
There are volumes and volumes written on romance but we take this in general terms that implies an expression of strong romantic love we call it a strong and deep emotional desires for connecting with another person intimately or romantically(period). On one side that love between two life partners which is at its peak when one of them departs and on the other hand is the love for country for which a citizen decides to sacrifice life. There are events when a nurse fell in love with her patient and then a doctor fell in love with a colleague nurse. Then there are brothers where one donated his kidney for the other to save his brother’s life for the sake of love. We can capture all such moments in romantic pictures.
We looked for some rare and famous best romantic pictures in our quest for knowledge and bringing a fathom to understand and appreciate this phenomenon and to differentiate it from a mere lust. Of course, it doesn’t take a lot to show romance but to capture that to freeze the moments takes an expertise. These romantic pictures are inspiring and each is worth thousand words.
1- Times Square, 1945
A passionate kiss totally unaware of the crowd at the Times Square, 1945 contributes to Romantic Pictures.
2- Riots after Stanley Cup
Thank God, She is OK, a boyfriend kisses the girl after she accidentally gets knocked down in Stanley Cup riots in Vancouver- Can anything else make her feel better than THAT?
3- Time to Propose
Daniel’s pleasant surprise made Candyce literally jump on him with joy contributing to romantic pictures
4- Bogart’s Story
Time doesn’t change love… neither it changes you. A 1940’s love-story from the B&W reels and the then Romantic Pictures. The couple Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart first met on the “To Have and Have Not” set. As per the quote “If you want anything, just whistle” from the movie, Bogart had given his “Baby” a bracelet-a charming bracelet, a golden whistle, which was buried with Bogart later when he died.
5- The Royal Love Story
Well if you are wondering whether royalty has the time for love, here is one of the Romantic Pictures telling the story of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip which started when Elizabeth was just 13, when they first met. The young princess was a victim of the Cupid’s arrow and before long they had a ‘hush-hush’ engagement. Due to her family insistence their love was not disclosed till Her Highness’s 21st birthday after which they got married in 1947.
6- Half Time Turned Full Time
She was astonished and swept off her feet by Mike Isiah Beauchamp with a proposal which most girls find ‘sweet and cute’ – during halftime of a high school game!The unexpected burst into happiness with unstoppable ‘happy tears’–an unforgettable day for her and made Romantic Pictures!
7- Some love stories have a lot to tell
Richard Burton described his marriage with Elizabeth Taylor as an ‘exciting volcano’ as the couple married and divorced twice. Unfortunately their marriage did not work but they could not stop loving each other till the end. Their story will remain caught in Romantic Pictures.
8- Companionship matters, even after half a century
Dance and Laughter! Fifty years of marriage, but not once did Joanne Woodward feel bored of Paul Newman’s company. Instead it was a “real treat” in her words for everyday was different with Paul’s new ways to make her laugh.
9- Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan and Taj Mahal in India
Taj Mahal meaning “beloved ornament of the palace”, built for an Indian Empress during the Mughal Dynasty, wife of Shah Jahan, the Moghal emperor.She lived in the years 1628-58AD. She had a very loving and deep marriage with Shah Jahan. A trusted companion, so trusted that that the emperor gave his imperial seal to her. Mumtaz Mahal was considered as the perfect wife with no aims for political power. There was no camera but artists captured that for Romantic Pictures
During her last days, Mumtaz Mahal extracted four promises from her husband: first, to build the Taj; second, that he should go for second marriage after her death; third, be kind to their children; and fourth, visit her tomb every year on her death day. Due to bad health while he was under house arrest by his son and successor to throne, he was barred to keep his fourth promise.
10- Bidding Good Bye to Soldier
Even the cat knows it’s hard to say goodbyes. Look at how the cat looks up to the couple. Perhaps cat too, wanted to say goodbye and caught in one of the Romantic Pictures.
11- Distance Does Not Matter
Two artists, John Lennon from the West and Yoko Ono from the East transformed their physical distance into love and broke the paradigm “East is East and West is West”. They both made themselves a part of romantic pictures.
12- Christoper Reeve and Dana
Just eleven month after marriage, Christopher Reeve met with an accident which paralyzed him. However during the 4th anniversary celebration, Dana wrote to him that she had no regrets and the hurdles only proved to her that she loved him deeply.
13- A Kiss Upside Down
The California national guardsmen witnessing the spectacular kiss of goodbye.
14- Send Off to High Seas
Soldiers always see off their families and then they come back to meet them. each time stories are written. Here some friends made the emotional goodbye kiss more convenient and possible. Thanks to team work and a good colleagues who stand with them till last minute.
15- Off to Front Line
Mothers have always been passionate for their sons. This is Mother‘s goodbye to son, the volunteer for Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The man prepares to leave home for joining other forces on front line in Iraq.