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Memories of Tuscany: Piazza Duomo Archways

Memories of Tuscany:  Piazza Duomo Archways
You have to be in San Gimignano to really appreciate the medieval beauty and history of this place. Here we are in perhaps the very heart of this walled town, at the 11th c Piazza Duomo. The steps belong to the Bassilica S.Maria Assunta and the building on the left is the Town Hall (Comune San Gimignano) and I am under the archway of a big towered building called Torre Rognosa.
It is warm and bright here; hence many of the visitors seek these squares for a quiet place to relax in the shade. The town has many stoned archways; here we can see four alone.

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Annalia S., Philippe, Peter_Private_Box, Weard Bültena and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo

34 comments - The latest ones
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Feiner Blick, Herb !
3 months ago.
 Jean-luc Drouin
Jean-luc Drouin club
Excellente scène de vie !
3 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully framed Herb.
3 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Gorgeous place and framing, Herb *************************
3 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful image, nicely framed.
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to John Cass club
Thanks John.
2 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
A lovely example of framing, Herb. Stay safe! Best wishes, Joe
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Joe, Son of the Rock club
I do like a good frame Joe. Cheers. Herb
2 months ago.
Xata club
oh happy days... perfectly framed!
3 months ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
I'm enjoying your tour Herb ~~~
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Nick Weall club
Glad you are Nick -more to come.

2 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
gorgeous shot!
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
Thanks Gabi.
2 months ago.
neira-Dan club
beau cadrage et composition ; on sent l"histoire
3 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to neira-Dan club
Thanks Dan. Yes, a town steeps in history here. Glad you liked the frames.
2 months ago.
Annemarie club
Magnifiche foto
2 months ago.
tiabunna club
Beautifully composed, Herb.
2 months ago.
Proxar club
very beautiful
2 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
A wonderful image of San Gimignano, Herb, beautifully composed and full of details to discover. Your choice of point of view from under the arch makes it well recognisable to those who know the town and yet gives a different and original take on this famous and pluri-photographed square. Hats off for the perfect balance of light and dark, too. Davvero bravo, amico mio!
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Annalia S. club
Annalia, your comments spoken from a person who obviously knows this town 'Honours Me!'. Balance in light as well as the best viewpoints is always paramount to me.

Thank You! Herb
2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
An interesting street image..............very nicely exposed through the archway in what looks like difficult lighting conditions.

I like the amount of detail you've captured in the buildings............a cracking capture Herb.
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Keith Burton club
Thanks Keith. Yes, these high contrast scenes were once impossible to capture on our old camera equipment. Nowadays, shooting in RAW (that this wasn't :) and good software can lift or lower light levels to make it all acceptable. great that you enjoyed it.

Cheers, Herb
2 months ago.
 Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca club
Really beautiful, Herb. There are so many place I have still to visit, even in Italy.
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Daniela Brocca club
You are like most British people Daniela, not alone in not having explored the whole of your country. I am lucky - in that not only have I explored great sways of Britain but also many parts of Europe. Glad you liked this -more to come soon.

2 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Wonderful! A well chosen POV, Herb!
Lots to explore and enjoy in this shot!
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Glad you liked this one Andy and it must surely remind you too of some of your Spanish mountain villages.

Keep safe. Herb
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Herb Riddle club
Perhaps, Herb. In the North East of Spain definitely. Catalunia, Aragon, Huesca,
... but not in the South where whitewashed adobe would be the norm almost everywhere.
2 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Fine picture.
It gives the true mood of such place and people.
Very well taken, Herb.
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to J. Gafarot club
Thanks Jose and I have to agree with your observation here.

Keep safe. Herb
2 months ago.
TOZ club
Love the Images from Tuscany long long time since I have been there .
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to TOZ club
Nice to see you perusing these shots from Tuscany my friend. You can imagine that being in and near places like this, your camera gets hot!

2 months ago.
 michael / nureinmoment /
michael / nureinmome… club
great frame!
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to michael / nureinmome… club
Welcome to my gallery Michael. Very happy that you liked this one. Please call again.

Regards, Herb
2 months ago.
 Weard Bültena
Weard Bültena club
ein wunderschöner Ort.
Sehr schön eingefangen.
2 months ago.

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