Torre del Mangia and The Palazzo Pubblico
Siena, Italy (The Torre/Tower del Mangia was built in the early 14th century and is connected to Palazzo Publico or Town Hall, which was built in 1297.)
Here's a good reason to look up in Siena, even when it's raining. I was in awe and it seemed like this man was too, what an amazing place! Speaking of amazing, not long after I took this picture I tried pici di cinghiale (a delicious pasta with wild boar sauce) for the first time, yum, yum! :)
This is my entry for The Weekend in Black and White.
Beautiful and poetic, this shot is perfect in BW!ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend James! ;-)
Oh this is a perfect illustration of how the human element in a photograph can add such interest and depth! Parfait my friend! Have a look at my Paris blog and tell me if the water reflections would qualify for your meme!ReplyDelete
I love these classic Italian buildings.ReplyDelete
I hope you took time to climb, the view from there is magic.I like that it's raining in the picture, it adds something special to the mood.ReplyDelete
As a movie scene... so romantic...ReplyDelete
Amazing, James... I was standing on that same spot in Siena two years ago and in your photo I see that crane is still there! The figure with the umbrella adds so much to the composition. Lovely.ReplyDelete
Marvelous architecture! The stalls were probably for a bazaar but it is raining! The pasta sound daunting!ReplyDelete
Wonderfully evocative photo!ReplyDelete
a very compelling composition, James...!!! love it!ReplyDelete
It's a brilliant rainy picture. Very atmospheric. The man with the umbrella 'makes' it but the crane contributes.ReplyDelete
This is so Tuscan! :)ReplyDelete
Quite impressive indeed. We've been close to this town but didn't really make to it, I'm glad that you're showing us!
God bless you!
It looks so wet, not camera weather at all! What a magnificent building.ReplyDelete
Such an amazing shot. Love your processing. This is one impressive piece of architecture...and so very old. The ground really does look wet. Glad the man had his umbrella, and hope your camera did not get too wet. An awesome capture this week. genieReplyDelete
Hello, my master James.ReplyDelete
The dish becomes still more delicious in solemn scenery.
Your photography tells the taste to me.
The back figure whom you catch.
It is always poetic.
Happy holidays for you and yours.
Thank you for your love.
From Japan, ruma ❀
Awesome building but the man with the umbrella makes this image James. Then again, I bet you knew that. LOLReplyDelete
What a masterpiece! I think the solitary figure in your photos is a thought provoking and poetic "signature" in your style. Those black and whites with the lone figure always leave such an impression on me...ReplyDelete
how'd you catch that lone umbrella man?ReplyDelete
Beautiful scene and photo!ReplyDelete
Love, love this!ReplyDelete
Only in Italy!! Such a wonderful country with so much history.ReplyDelete