Monteriggioni is on the Pilgrim’s Route from Canterbury to Rome, and is a fortified outpost that protected Siena from the enemy, Florence during the 12th century. This was a grab shot taken again from a moving vehicle showing the ramparts of the city.
A blazing hot day on the Piazza del Campo, Siena. Siena, a tourist magnet has some magnificent buildings, but I was tempted away from the architecture and focussed on the people.
Riding on the vaporetto along the Grande Canal at dusk always evokes an amazing sense of tranquility, like no other place, but comparable to say, the river taxis on the Bosphorus, or the Star ferries in Hong Kong. You know you are in a special place. Venice is a city steeped in history going back centuries, a meeting point for traders from the East and the West, the Doges, the Palaces and Carnival. We start our photo-workshop tomorrow with a group of eager photographers, with a special agenda lined up over the next few days.
Just preparing our workshop for Venice in 2 week’s time. I hear it’s absolutely freezing so we’ll be prepared for cold weather photography. Plenty of hot chocolate and pasta. There’s still time to get flights if anyone’s keen on joining! Bring a sleeping bag if accommodation is scarce. It’ll be a fantastic trip, the last time I was in the canal city was in 2006 so it’s about time we made another trip. The Bellini is calling.