Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vanishing Points

Here's a different, ahem, "perspective" on Italy.

Transaction at the weekly market, Anghiari

We sort of followed the markets on their weekly schedule around Umbrian and Tuscan towns. There was always fresh fruit and veg, cured meats and cheeses, fish, and live poultry you could have personally neck-wrung in case you wanted a really fresh dinner! These guys were dealing in textiles.



Waiting for dinner in Orvieto

Dinner starts late in Italy and we were there in the winter, so we often had to hang around in a dark vicolo (alley) waiting for the restaurant to open.



Rainy day by the canal, Lucca

I spent an afternoon on a solo recon of this lovely walled town, camera and umbrella in hand.



Twilight in San Gimignano

San Gimignano can be summed up in two words: towers and alleyways.



For different sorts of "points," see ThemeThursday.

10 comments:

imaginationlane said...

Terrific set of shots...so glad you chose to do them in b&w...very striking! I love the reflections on the canal in Lucca...

Lynette

Nanka said...

Nice point of view and love the black and white, worked very well!!

Vita Stunder said...

The second shot in this series are my favourite - great work!

forgetmenot said...

Very nice shots. I like the canal one and the one with the arch--both nice in B & W. Mickie

onangelwings said...

All very wonderful shots. Lovely angles on all.

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Halina said...

Wonderful pictures :)
Regards Halina

Dragonstar said...

So many excellent shots. I love them all, but particularly those steps in the first one.

Rogue said...

Awesome pics!

Harry Snowden said...

These are beautiful. At times I thougt I was looking at a painting or a movie set.

James said...

From one "Flaneur with a Canon" to another I like these shots very much!