My wish is to take a trip to Venice with my daughter, a few days exploring the city together.
My biggest wish is to get a horse . Id like it to be an andalusian horse.
I wish my granny is healthy in Barbados and doesn’t do a lot of hard work because my granny means the world to me
I wish for both my granny’s to be healthier and for a Pomsky puppy for Christmas that we don’t pay much for
Finish the run to victory. This is the goal of everybody in sport, but also in life’s throw-abouts and kicks. It’s a life-a-thon.
I’d love to find the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland!
I wish you a very happy birthday. So pleased to see all your hard work paying off.
Good luck for the future. I know it will be rosy!
I wish that one day soon animals across the world will be recognised as sentient beings with the same rights as humans. Treated as individuals, with their lives no less important or less relevant than our own. Slavery existed for thousands of years and is now looked upon with shock and disbelief. Hopefully people in the future will look with the same eyes to this period in time and how animals are treated and exploited for the benefit of the human race.
To tell the story of ‘The Wall 4 Wishes’ website in the hope of one day being able to help make wishes come true around the world.
In the closing scenes of ‘Roman Holiday’ a reporter asks Audrey Hepburn’s character Ann “Which of the cities visited did Your Highness enjoy the most?”
She replied “Each, in its own way, was unforgettable. It would be difficult to…Rome! By all means, Rome. I will cherish my visit here in memory as long as I live. ”
Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, is a timeless classic. But for Audrey, Rome had a huge impact on her life and was to become much more than just a backdrop for the film that launched her career…
Over the years many people must have wished for their very own Vespa just as many of us do today.
The company have created a wonderful little film to celebrate ‘Vespalogy’ which covers 70 years of development over 2 minutes.
The origins of the Vespa motor scooter belong to the Italian manufacturer Piaggio; the brilliant company who combine the quality that emanates from 60 years experience as a specialised scooter company, with superb modern design.
The idea for the Vespa first came about to address the need for affordable yet modern transportation during the post–second World War era. Enrico Piaggio contracted the aeronautical engineer Corradino D’Ascanio to develop the design and he began by tracing the outline of a person sitting comfortably as if he were in his own drawing room…
The Vespa featured in Roman Holiday was a 1951 Piaggio Vespa 125. Today it’s number plate “Rome 69287,” is preserved in a blue wooden frame, in a little museum in Tolochenaz, the Swiss village where Hepburn lived until her death in 1993…
Gerard Butler is my favourite actor + on Valentine’s day this year i created this great little film via Jib Jab for a giggle!
I guess this wish of mine is probably one that many of us ladies have but how much fun would it be to have the opportunity to meet Gerard Butler for real, and to recreate this little film in person! If i wish hard enough…do you think it might come true….! Let me know what you think!
The car featured in ‘Roman Holiday’ that took Ann and Joe to the Wall for Wishes was a Fiat “Topolino” 500 B Transformabile (convertible).
“Topolino” literally means ‘little mouse’ and was the funny nickname the italian people gave to the car. It is one of the first popular tiny cars ever built…
See Roman Holiday as it was!
Here is a little snippet of the original Roman Holiday film…
In Roman Holiday, Gregory Peck’s character Joe gives the film’s explanation of how the original Wall for Wishes came into being; following an air raid during the war, when a father and his four children had sheltered there from enemy fire.
The father returned to the wall later with a plaque to say thankyou and this acted as a sort of shrine, for others to come to and give thanks when their own wishes had been granted…
I love rabbits and run a bunny hotel as a business. Myxomatosis is a terrible disease which causes great pain and suffering for rabbits throughout the UK and the rest of the world. As a disease that has been further engineered by man i’d like to see a cure for this ‘unnatural’ illness found as soon as possible.
I am a massive fan of Sean Connery especially of his Bond films and would love to meet him for lunch anywhere in the world!
One of my wishes for the near future is to backpack around Asia. Very keen to visit Vietnam and Halong Bay. If you know the region would be great if anyone can offer any advice on what’s not to miss!
My wish would be take my wife for a wonderful trip around Britain in a Morgan Plus 4 motorcar, part of an age gone by!
I wish that my boyfriend would propose! If i make my wish with the universe, here on the wall for wishes, perhaps it will come true soon x
I wish to be healthy and to live a long happy life with the man that i love in the country that i love…Italy!
I wish that i could live in the centre of Rome, in a small apartment at the very heart of the city…with a small balcony and lots of flowerboxes…i do hope very much hope that one day my wish will come true….
My wish is to be able to ride my Triumph motorbike across the Bonneville Salt Flats. Not sure how to make this happen / what’s involved. Any advice on how i can make my wish come true?
As an actress i’ve always been a huge fan of Roman Holiday and Audrey Hepburn. My wish would be star in a sequel – a Roman Holiday 2 – set in Rome. Perhaps the main female character could be Ann’s daughter returning to the city that her mother loved. My wish would definitely be to see this idea in production one day…would you like to see this too?
My wish would be to be able to have my own Vespa 946 and to be able to ride it from London to Pontadera, Italy to visit the Piaggio manufacturing plant and headquarters. I’d then love to ride on to Rome, and visit the location of the original Wall for Wishes…
I wish i could find a Vespa group to join to visit the Vespa World Days Event with in 2014. If you are part of a group that i could join, let me know or if you could put me in touch with someone who’s going, fantastico!
My wish is to revolutionise Air Travel for everyone based on the technology used for the Iron Man suit….a more adaptable design, comparable protection and power could mean that every family could suit up and reach their favourite holiday destination without the need to even go to an airport.
My wish would be to discover a molecule that would have world wide application in the medicinal field. I hope that i have the opportunities, the strength, the energy and above all the ability to do this…i really want to help people.
The creation of the Wall for Wishes in 2013 is particularly special as it marks the 60th anniversary of the film ’Roman Holiday’ (1953), where the wall was first featured.
Roman Holiday has recently been restored by Park Circus, and they’ve also issued a new movie poster to help commemorate this milestone in cinema history.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, do take the opportunity to do so. It’s beauty and innocence will touch your soul like no other; and perhaps your own wish will then be to take a journey to Rome yourself! Whatever your wish, make it here and do let me know if it comes true!
My wish is to ride the entire length of Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. What should i visit along the way?
My wish is to visit Burma as soon as i can. It’s a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest folk you’ll ever meet. From golden-gilded Buddha’s in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquillity of Inle Lake, Burma is full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told. Let me know if you’ve been there, or if you have a similar wish to me?
One wish close to my heart is to visit Cambodia. I’m really inspired by recent discoveries there of new temples so as an archeologist, this would be a big wish of mine.
As a practising Buddhist i would love to visit the kingdom of Bhutan. It’s home to some of the most exquisite Buddhist monasteries in the world! Have you been? I’d be keen to hear anything you might know about the country.
When Audrey’s character Ann visits the Wall for Wishes in Roman Holiday, Gregory Peck’s character Joe suggests that she make a wish. In reply she indicates that she has but that the chances of it being granted are very slight.
Ann perhaps wished to be able to live a life of happiness with the man she had just fallen in love with; Gregory Peck’s character Joe standing at the wall with her…