I was going through my archives and came a cross an image I took in San Quirico D’Orcia in Tuscany. I love the way the winding street leads the eye through the image. I used Topaz Impression to create a digital painting.
I know I’ve been somewhat absent this week. Work has gotten extremely busy in the last couple of months and I’ve been doing more business travel in the last couple of months then I’ve done in the past 2 years (unfortunately without my camera). This has left me with less time to focus on my photography and blog but I’m hoping that life will get back to normal soon. Thanks for sticking around while get through this busy period.
San Quirico D’Orcia is a small medieval town located between Pienze and Montalcino. The town is encircled by fortified walls and walking through the tiny streets throws you back to a time long forgotten. The historic city centre is home to about 2,500 inhabitants and there are 4 entrances into the city along the wall. All roads lead to the Piazza della Libertà which is the heart of the town.
As with all small, Tuscan town today one can find stores selling cheeses and pasta, leather goods and of course small restaurants offering homemade delicacies that one can only dream of at home.
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The town of San Quirico D’Orcia lies halfway between Pienza and Montalcino right on a hilltop (don’t they all in Tuscany). Just before you arrive in San Quirico you’ll pass by a crop of Cypress trees which are probably the most photographed in all of Tuscany.
I was hoping for rolling green hills, which is what you’re supposed to get in the summer but that was not to be. Still I loved standing there and photographing these tree and the area. I will share more in future posts.
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