Posted by Avital Pinnick on January 9, 2013
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:
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.
Statue of Romulus and Remus in a courtyard.
Fifteenth-century Loggia della Mercanzia (thank heavens for Google!):
Painted ceiling of the loggia:
Marble bench in loggia:
Sallustio Bandini, 18th century Tuscan economist and priest, gazes down at tourists in front of the Palazzo Salimbeni (now a bank).
I think I photographed this Romulus and Remus statue in the courtyard of Siena Cathedral.
Accordionist playing Mozart near the cathedral’s south portico:
Bags were quite expensive in Italy. Cheaper to photograph them. 🙂