Tende is a small mediaeval village in the French Alps on the Franco-Italian border. It has a mixed history, seemingly going back and forward between being part of Italy (1861-1947) and then part of France (1947 to date).
THe architecture is in the Italian mediaeval style. The houses are grouped together and quite run-down, although to me they are very charming. There are two parts to the town: an old and a new part. It's great wandering around the narrow streets and vaulted passageways of the old town.
There are many beautiful old buildings of note in the town but Eglise St Michel (13th Century) was my favourite.
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Silvio1953 (98001) 2009-02-03 12:01
Ciao Lisa, splendid facades with fantastic medioeval style, wonderful perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio
phwall (6781) 2009-02-03 16:23
What strikes me about this image is your composition. You have used the vertical format very well.
The flat light and white sky did you no favours, but still, there is enough shadow detail to give a nice depth to the capture.
A very nice image.
ikeharel (37222) 2011-09-13 8:08
"Old" suit this alley perfectly, Lisa.
And you managed with your Minolta marvelous vivid scene, with excelent color's compo. inspite the relative dark place.
Inspite beeing old and poor, locals are decorating with flowers on their veranda's, sure cheering-up a lot.
*** What is "JJ-esque ..." you wrote?
gus72 (2506) 2012-07-14 20:36
Ciao Bambina !!
lucky me....... I can always find nice pictures in your collection.
this one fits the bill........ old but picture perfect !!!! full of character.
I have been putting photos in redbubble ..... but not writing comments,etc. it is a good way of creating separate themes.
??? saving for your next holiday ???
un muy cálido abrazo para vos