If the Picture Wasn't Enough
If I were a painter, this is what I would paint. The clouds came in today for the first time since we arrived in Siena. It was a treat to have some rain and thunderstorms. A perfect time to go out with the camera. At the entrance to the old city, a few steps to the left of Via Camollia is a small park with a view north and west of the hills of Siena. And if this picture wasn't enough, on the first horizon to the left is Basilica dell'Osservanza which was built in 1490. It was severely damaged in 1554 during the Siege of Siena. It was restored in the 1920's and early 30's only to have been nearly demolished by American Bombing in January 1944. In a tremendous after-war project, it was rebuilt from photographs provided by monks of the monastery. Such are the stories of so many grand structures here oozing with history.
Nikon D610, 1/20 second at f/13, ISO 560, 17mm (17-35mm) - 2637
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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.