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Archive for February 17th, 2013

Video: View from Torre Grossa, San Gimignano

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 17, 2013


 
I didn’t have the time to take a photographic panorama of the view from the top of the tower, so you’ll have to make do with a video instead.

So that’s it! This is the last posting for our Italian vacation. It only took eight months to get them on-line. 🙂

I’ve created a Photography page and will gradually move my photography-related blog postings there. In the meantime, the Italy section is up to date. Eventually I plan to add the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv postings.

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Torre Grossa, San Gimignano

Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 17, 2013

San Gimignano

The Torre Grossa is the tallest surviving tower of San Gimignano. There is no elevator, so you have to climb all 54 meters on foot. The inside of the tower has been reinforced with a steel staircase winding around the interior.

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

The view at the top makes it all worth while….

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

I noticed a sculpture of a naked man on top of a nearby tower.

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

The Piazza della Cisterna has a beautiful old well. The first photo (above) was taken through the arch of the well.

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

San Gimignano, Torre Grossa

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