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Don’t Blink….

Posted by Avital Pinnick on January 6, 2014


These stone angels outside Loreto Prague, a 16th century cloister, church, and pilgrimage site, look harmless. Until you blink….  At least in the first photo they’re all facing away.

Wasn’t the angel at the bottom of the stairs facing the same direction as the others?


Tower of the Loreto



Loreto tower photographed from Loretánská street.





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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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