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Ding-dong rang the bells of the duomo when I spotted a cluster of lights forming a brilliant star appearing to magically float above a piazza in the Tuscan village of Siena. Closer inspection revealed the cables holding up the star and its shooting trails of light, but I framed them to where what secured them didn’t show. The glowing star brought to mind the one so long ago shining brightly over the true meaning of Christmas.
In the Star Bright in Siena photo essay.
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