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Siena Snapshots

Posted by Avital Pinnick on January 9, 2013

Siena, Italy

I call this bunch of photos “Siena snapshots” because they’re quick shots taken while walking from the bus station to the Campo and the cathedral. So I don’t have much background and can’t tell you what most of these buildings are. The building above is a small commercial building with an insurance company inside and a hairdressing salon in front. I liked the Romanesque windows.

Upper stories of a palazzo:

Siena, Italy

Madonna of the alley. I chose to convert it to B/W because it had a more mysterious feel and de-emphasized the trash on the ground.

Siena, Italy

Statue of Romulus and Remus in a courtyard.

Siena, Italy

Fifteenth-century Loggia della Mercanzia (thank heavens for Google!):

Loggia della Mercanzia, Siena

Painted ceiling of the loggia:

Loggia della Mercanzia, Siena

Marble bench in loggia:

Loggia della Mercanzia, Sienna

Sallustio Bandini, 18th century Tuscan economist and priest, gazes down at tourists in front of the Palazzo Salimbeni (now a bank).

Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy

I think I photographed this Romulus and Remus statue in the courtyard of Siena Cathedral.

Siena, Italy

Accordionist playing Mozart near the cathedral’s south portico:

Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy

Bags were quite expensive in Italy. Cheaper to photograph them. 🙂

Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy

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One Response to “Siena Snapshots”

  1. pam said

    Your snapshots are often my favorite images! I haven’t quite figured it out yet but perhaps it is that you had no time to do anything but respond quickly and emotionally.

    I really am enjoying this group of images very, very much.

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