Storm over Siena

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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 16, 2012
TakenJune 7, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/125 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length98 mm

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Once a Roman colony, Siena became one of Europe’s greatest medieval cities until 1348 when most of its 100,000 population was wiped out by the plague, known as Black Death. This beautiful town is loaded with stunning historical sites, including Piazza del Campo, the unique shell-shaped square that slopes down to Palazzo Pubblico, home of numerous Sianese treasures. Each year in July and August the Palio, a famous horse race that dates back to the Middle Ages, is held on Piazza del Campo. Siena is a popular location for film making. Most recently saw scenes shot there for the movie Letters to Juliet, among my favorite flicks.

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  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (16 Jul 2012):


  • Michele Wambaugh

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    WOW! A perfect 1348 postcard! ☺ So nicely done, Deb

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (17 Jul 2012):


  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (19 Jul 2012):

    I agree with Don......perfect editing.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    What a shot!! I love the editing on this!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    Excellent entry and story about the city, such history it has!!! I love your postcard look : )

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Beautiful effect on your picture...and an interesting narrative.

  • Elyseo

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