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Lucca is a walled town. It was a fiercely independent city state and to protect that independence it has a very large and thick boundary wall. The wall is not really just a wall: it’s bricked on both sides and is filled with soil, is about three or four storeys high. The central portion is sealed with grass verges and lines of trees on either side. The total length is about 4 km, and in the evening all (it seems) of the locals walk, run, bike or rollerblade in the magnificent Tuscan twilight. Access to the centrale, or historical centre of town (ie everything within the walls), is via six gates, or porta.

Within the walls the narrow streets run between tall buildings and one scarcely sees a car. This is the town of bicycles. There are men in suits on bicycles; there are nonna (grandmas) on bicycles; there are women with perfect hair in stylish clothing, wearing high-heeled wedge shoes with fashionable handbags slung over their shoulders on bicycles; there are labourers on bicycles; there are tourists on bicycles; there are small children on the back of bicycles with their mothers. Cars, pedestrians and bicycles co-exist in the chaos of narrow streets, dodging and weaving around the blind corners

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 74 N: 6502] (29584)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-07
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-18 23:49
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