Pienza is a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino. In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.
Pienza was rebuilt from a village called Corsignano, which was the birthplace (1405) of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, a Renaissance humanist born into an exiled Sienese family, who later became Pope Pius II. Once he became Pope, Piccolomini had the entire village rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town. Intended as a retreat from Rome, it represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts, creating an impetus for planning that was adopted in other Italian towns and cities and eventually spread to other European centers.
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ManuMay (36159) 2011-02-11 9:29
Wonderful view and superb composition using the road to lead our view to the city!!
The play of colours and forms is really excellent, showing this great landscape on a very pleasnt view...Very beautiful!!
Have a nice day...
fds (9388) 2011-02-11 10:03
very beautiful road between the fantastic siena's hills
with the great green
very beautiful city over the hill
JFS (32459) 2011-02-11 10:23
Beautiful POV, the scenery is magnificent. I like this road that leads to the lovely village. Excellent shot!
npecanhuk (75502) 2011-02-11 10:23
Very beautiful landscape!
Sharpness, expoure, chosen pov, dof, colors, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders, composition and pp are all excellent!
I love it!
TFS - congrats,
bema (26425) 2011-02-11 10:29
a classical spring capture, and the region of tuscany is for sure one of the best to do some pictures in that time..
great depth in this famous picture, like a lot the landcape ant the winding road..
have a nice weekend, see you around, Bernd
ciakgiak (30431) 2011-02-11 13:14
really splendid landscape, I like a lot these hills of Tuscany, and I like too the road going toward Pienza. Congratulations and TFS.
romanaa (7984) 2011-02-11 13:31
wonderful view to the distant hill with town on the top. I would only wish that the road would not be so dominant in the foreground, but it is true it gives the depth to the composition.
humayun (2991) 2011-02-11 21:20
very impassive image.........
good road way.......
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-02-12 1:13
Hello Alexander - A classic composition that shows the rolling landscape really nicely. The colours are soft and gentle and detail finely captured. Very attractive image. TFS Best regards Rosemary
Nicou (143158) 2011-02-12 7:20
quelle vue superbe, cette route gris qui descend dans ce vert, avec le village sur la colline, grandisoe compo et ensemble des champs d'olivier garnissent l'image, super.
Bravo et amitié
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-02-12 7:36
Lei č bella Toscana! Questo corso tortuosa strada tra un paesaggio di alberi belli e bellissimi campi in erba. Grande nitidezza e profonditā al villaggio. Bravo!
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-02-13 12:53
THE FRAME OF THE TOWN IS EXCELLENT
AND ALL THE CURVES THAT TUSCANY AREA OFFERS PLENTY ARE ARTISTIC
I AM IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE AFTER MY 2009 TRIP THERE AND I CAN SAY YOUR SHOT GLORIFY TUSCANY BEAUTIES
THANKS FOR SAHRING
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-02-16 5:41
nice capture of Tuscan countryside! Not very good weather (I had the same when I was there) but still, itīs Tuscany!
Good work, Ivana
delpeoples (58314) 2011-02-27 2:22
Hi dear Alexander
This countryside is so beautiful. The undulating hills are so typical of Tuscany. Beautiful natural colours and textures. The depth of field is pin-sharp. Magnificent. TFS and I wish you a beautiful Sunday.
- Copyright: Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) (15185)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-26
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-11 9:22
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