A narrow streets of Montalcino with hundreds of small shops and boutiques, charming antique shops....
Located on rising to about 100 m hill of Montalcino is visible from afar. But you have to choose him specifically, because, although it is only 40 km from Siena and 100 km from Florence, the highway won’t passes through here. Anyway, this position on the sidelines of Montalcino owes its existence. When the neighborhood of the city fought wars with each other, Fortezza defending access to it was the last refuge for local residents.
Montalcino was founded in the tenth century, but most of the buildings from the twelfth century. Its outer walls (about 4 km) can be overcome in time. Leads to the town of six gates. Squares and narrow streets of this rise, the fall. Sometimes these drops are so large that if it were not attached to buildings, railings, it would be difficult to move. But with a virtually anywhere in the clearances of streets you can admire the beautiful countryside - hills and valleys covered with vineyards and forests.
There Montalcino is the home of Brunello wine. It is situated in the southern part of the province of Siena and is one of the five comune that are part of the Val d’Orcia, which since 2004 has been a patrimony of UNESCO. Perched on a hill (567mt.) with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside Montalcino enjoys a microclimate, which, together with the mineral rich soil, has played an essential role in producing one of Italy’s top wines. Brunello wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes and in this territory this grape is known as Brunello.
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willperrett (10117) 2012-05-02 1:30
I stepped into this dream last October, when we spent a lovely day in Montalcino! The framing is excellent, and in particular I'm attracted to the slope, which confounds our expectations of a true rectangle. Also the flat light has in fact come to your aid by making the distressed side of the building opposite so rich and finely textured. Excellent work!
Sergiom (76248) 2012-05-02 6:48
Le point de vue au ras du sol donne une belle perspective à l'ensemble et les marches lui donnent de la profondeur et de l'ampleur. Bien vu.
golus (2893) 2012-05-02 12:15
An absolutely delightful composition; using the gate exit as a natural frame you've presented a slice of heaven under the beautiful lights of setting sun. You've done a great work under difficult lighting conditions, lit and shaded areas are perfectly balanced and the colors are truly magical. A stunning work my friend, thanks fro sharing. Best wishes,
ourania (43538) 2012-05-02 14:21
the framing with the staircase opening to the street is marvellous. The point of view from which we are looking out to a typical street of the old town takes us so close to it and its atmosphere, we become part of it for a moment. It's fascinating to think how many people have felt this way there through the centuries and how many uses for these antique places they have invented with the passing of time. I love the textures, the masterful lighting and the atmosphere. Well done and thank you!
All the best,
prasun984 (5590) 2012-05-02 22:27
Wonderful architectural details with nice textured decayed wall.
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format are all excellent.
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW, 77mm HOYA UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/20 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-02 1:08