On the day we were in Montepulciano the weather was iffy at best. The clouds were heavy and the sun was trying it break through. Walking along the narrow streets of the historic town centre we were caught in intermittent rain. We weren’t going to let a little rain stop us from exploring this beautiful, medieval town and when we stopped to take in the view from the ramparts we were rewarded with not one but two rainbows. Look closely…the second one is on the far right.
Have a great week everyone.
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When I was in Lerici, Italy my husband and I took a leisurely walk around the waterfront. On that beautiful, sunny day vendors were lining the small harbour selling handmade crafts and souvenirs but it was the last vendor that really caught my attention.
This scene was as colourful as you see it. I took 3 bracketed exposures to ensure that I caught the full dynamic range of the scene and processed the image in Photomatix.
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A couple of days ago I posted an image of the infinity pool at the Villa Cicolina. You can see that post here. The Villa Cicolina was built in the late 16th century and until the end of the 19th century was the country residence of a noble family from Montepulciano.
The villa is located just outside Montepulciano and it was the perfect spot to base ourselves during our visit in Tuscany. Surrounded by lush gardens and old world charm I was entranced from the moment we drove up the narrow, gravel driveway.
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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends. We’re enjoying a beautiful, sunny long weekend. While the weather is wonderful on this fall day I was thinking back to the lovely villa we stayed at when we were in Tuscany, the Villa Cicolina, located just outside of Montepulciano. One of its many attributes was the infinity pool that overlooked the Tuscan countryside.
The pool was lit up so beautifully at night that I just had to capture some images. I’ll be sharing more images of the Villa Cicolina in the next day or two.
Don’t you wish Pharmacies in North America looked like this. I came across this little gem in Pienza.
I thought I would take a break from Italy today and take you back to Paris. As I was biding my time and waiting for the sunset I wandered around the grounds of the Louvre to see what else I could discover.
The museum had already closed for the day but that didn’t stop people from walking around and admiring the incredible archutecture.