Cortona Lane

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedFebruary 11, 2010
TakenMay 10, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4
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Focal Length18 mm
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In that I'm a big fan of "Under the Tuscan", the movie as well as the book, it's not surprising that I was eager to explore Cortona, where much of the book and movie take place. Bramasole, the Italian villa featured in both, is in this incredible hill town and is owned by Francis Mayes (author of the book) and her husband, Ed. Because of the major positive impact "Under the Tuscan Sun" had on this town, Frances Mayes, was made an honorary citizen of Cortona, and since then the town puts on a yearly "Under the Tuscan Sun" summer festival. Cortona is by far the steepest hill town we've encountered and holds a history as rich as its architecture. Captured this shot of Fred, my dear sweet husband of 37 years, going down a lane in Cortona that leads to Piazza della Repubblica, the towns main piazza that was featured in “Under the Tuscan Sun”. As usual he’s carrying my camera case. Happy to say he’s very supportive of my growing photography passion and a fan of my work.

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    Good work, Fred! (and Deb) Having read a lot of Mayes' books, it's nice to actually see what the place looks like.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    This is something you just don't see. Once again, I have to say fascinating!

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    Nice use of perspective in this image. Also nicely composed with the diagonals staring basically at the corners of the image. Wonderful tectures in te stones of the building. Interesting to see the bars across some of the windows. I guess they have thieves there too - domage!


    JOE FAILK gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    Excellent POV!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    awesome capture and the narrative is wonderful! I will have a different perspective when I watch this movie again. (I've seen it 2x or 3x)

  • Lanis Rossi

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  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    Great travelogue Deborah!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (13 Feb 2010):

    A beautiful capture! Fred gives perspective to the whole scene.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    So interested to see this as its one of the places on my list for this year..

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (17 Feb 2010):

    Beautiful so well done !!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    This is incredible, I will have to watch the movie:) What a beautiful place!

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