16th Century Garden

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedAugust 13, 2012
TakenMay 24, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/25 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length29 mm
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Within 16th century Villa Lante, one of Italy’s finest Renaissance gardens. This breathtaking multi-level garden, designed by Sienese architect Tommaso Chiucci, sits atop the highest point of the charming Lazio village of Bagnaia. At the beginning of the 16th century, Cardinal Raffaele Riario began creating Villa Lante, starting with construction of a wall to enclose 22 hectares. That land was developed into a hunting reserve, now a lovely park, and the terraced garden. Subsequent owners, including Cardinal De Gambara, continued to improve and add on to the garden.

40 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    Love the detail and textures of this!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    very nice!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2012):

    Deborah, love it

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (13 Aug 2012):

    Love the way you captured within the frame all these garden details.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    Just gorgeous!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    Fabulous shot

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    Beautifully done.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    wonderful texture, beautifully aged.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    Lots of great textures and detail!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    love everything about this...bravo!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (15 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful textures Deb. and your detail in the telling brings this architecture to life.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (16 Aug 2012):

    I love this, the textures & subtleties! Wow!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Aug 2012):

    Perfect and beautiful entry for spiral...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    Fabulous shot

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    Spiraling up to the top of JPG's Theme Park!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    Excellent shot!!!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (18 Aug 2012):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    beautiful texture!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (19 Aug 2012):

    Great entry, well done!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (19 Aug 2012):

    So beautiful - excellent entry to the theme!!!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    Nice entry

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (10 Sep 2013):

    I come back to vote!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (12 Sep 2013):

    Back to vote :)

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (18 Sep 2013):

    Fantastic shot!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Sep 2013):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (10 Oct 2013):


  • Mark Andrews

    Mark Andrews (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2013):

    voted. great image

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Oct 2013):

    I love this and am back to vote!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

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  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Oct 2013):

    Indeed! back to vote.

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (15 Oct 2013):

    veramente ben composta! votata!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (15 Oct 2013):

    My vote.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (15 Oct 2013):

    bAck to vote my friend

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (16 Oct 2013):


  • David de London

    David de London gave props (7 Nov 2013):

    Great capture...love it! voted

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (11 Nov 2013):

    My Vote!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (14 Nov 2013):

    Very cool, I love it!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Nov 2013):

    back to vote!

  • Rob Linsalata

    Rob Linsalata gave props (11 Dec 2013):

    Beautiful image!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (3 Jan 2014):

    Nice! Gets my vote!

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