We spent hours in the Piazza del Campo in the center of Siena. We experimented with a few bar's and ristorante's and just sat and watched the people from mid afternoon till after dinner. We drank and we ate, then we walked and climbed steps, a zillion steps (Siena is a city on the top of a a steep hill), and then we returned to sit again. Piazza del Campo is where they run the horse race, the Palio di Siena, where a rider and horse represents each of the 17 neighborhoods riding bareback around the piazza. To create the track, they cover the outer perimeter of the piazza with sand - just for this very short but dangerous race. The sand was still in between the cobblestones from the race a few weeks ago (July 2nd). A mixture of locals and tourists drift into the piazza creating a hodge podge of styles, ages, languages and colors. Again, I am privileged to witness how a community of people should connect.
1/20 second at f/4.8, ISO 3200, 17mm (17-35mm) - 2100
I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts and North Fort Myers, FL. I take photographs almost every day. I post my favorites here.