This view from the top of the tower at City Hall in Siena shows the Campanile, and the dome of the Duomo. The Baptistery is the building to the right of the dome, and the cathedral itself stretches out behind and to the left, behind the Campanile. To the left of the dome you can see another wall of black and white stone; at one point there was a plan to hugely expand the cathedral; that wall is pretty much what remains of that effort once it was abandoned.
The roofs and building architecture you see here is typical of Siena (and of most of the historical hill towns).
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siudzi (34113) 2013-04-04 13:46
Extremely great city scape shot taken from a very well selected high POV. The view with so many interesting elements and fantastic bell tower looks very attractive and unique. Like it a lot. Perfectly executed image. TFS.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-04 17:54
Very nice composition and amzing architectural details.Nice ligthning and POV.Well done!TFS
Have a nice day
JFS (32459) 2013-04-04 22:51
Beautiful vertical shot of this amazing place, i like the smooth colors and light. great work!
macjake (57950) 2013-04-04 22:55
does Italy ever NOT disappoint?
what a lovely town!
the photo opportunities here must be endless.
the dome, the tower, the rustic buildings along the bottom, the window shutters...it goes on and on.
all of those subjects are perfectly photographed here in your scene.
jjcordier (77502) 2013-04-04 23:32
Très bon point de vue sur les toits de Sienne et sur le Duomo. Beaux tons d'image.
dta (68862) 2013-04-05 0:08
Hello Roger ,
Siena is a wonderful city . We can see here a famous view of teh roofs , with the attractive sqaure tower and teh dom of the cathedral .
Fine soft light .
lousat (79165) 2013-04-05 1:19
Hi Roger,this spectacular postcard is a great advertising for my country,what a choice of point of view to create this rich composition whit all the best of Siena!And what a quality too,whit the best sharpness,details and colors despite the cloudy day.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
snunney (86500) 2013-04-05 4:02
A wonderful perspective across the city with the cathedral and its campanile making a superb focal point for the eyes. Love the understated light and soft muted tones.
Noel_Byrne (25788) 2013-04-05 8:52
Very unique and very beautiful view of this classic cathedral, I can say I have never seen it from this angle before. I really like how it is almost a sea of tiles presented in the foreground, and a really fine expansive backdrop, of course the architecture of the cathedral makes a perfect subject.
Thanks for sharing
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-05 19:44
Beautiful shot from a great POV, Dad - and the colors on the roofs are amazing; the yellow really stands out here, while the cathedral itself towers over it all nicely. Great textures and colors brought out here.
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-04-07 1:47
a quite nice shot showing the exact charasteric style of toscana thru a perfect framing. the colors are excellent.
SnapRJW (31617) 2013-04-10 10:57
Hello Roger - What a great POV. Your shot really shows off the wonderful roof tops with their higgledy-piggledy angles and heights off so well. Excellent detail and I like the view across the town to the countryside beyond; it adds good context as well as giving good depth and colour contrast. Very nice shot. Warm regards Rosemary
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2013-04-29 6:02
Fine and delicate this landscape, really a nice POV.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-05-19 8:26
osservando le foto scattate in Italia, tutte notevoli e molto curate, sono rimasto colpito anche da questa che ritrae i tetti di Siena e il suo magnifico Duomo.
Mi piace soprattutto per il taglio verticale che si addice molto bene allo scatto e per la bella resa del colore che rende molto bene i colori della città.
Una bella foto dalla composizione perfetta per la quale ti faccio i miei complimenti
Ciao e buona serata
kwekwekan (1078) 2013-06-16 19:41
Great architectural details from this vantage point and nice tight composition of the cathedral as the main building of interest. TFS
dale54 (6673) 2013-10-31 6:48
hello roger,great POV,color and scene! tfs. dale
- Copyright: Roger Lipsett (rogerl) (1544)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/4000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2013-04-04 12:51