Spoleto - Proud of Our Lady of Loreto
Once took place in Spoleto high, in the neighborhood "Borgo San Matteo", better known as "Borgaccio," now, for security reasons has been moved based in part of the city and has lost a large part of its charm.
Also called "onions" because of the picturesque wreaths sold in the stretch of the inner walls next to the Porta San Matteo, the fair is the traditional occasion to meet the people of the county town.
Granted in 1598 by Pope Clement VIII, originally took place on April 21 and enjoyed for eight days of special exemptions and immunities for all, except for bandits and rebels.
In 1664 it was moved to June 13, the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, while keeping all privileges. From indefinable era takes place on 8 and 9 September, on the occasion of the Nativity of the Virgin.
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corjan3 (2025) 2013-09-20 9:25
Dear friend Silvio,
What a beautiful image of part of your beloved Spoleto. Very good POV, DOF, focus point and exposure control. At a lot fewer points I am acutely aware that you are hugely experienced but I do want to ask whether portrait mode would not have worked a little better in this case. But a real pleasure to view.
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-09-20 10:48
nice architectural shot with excellently shown lively atmosphere.I like the POV you used to capture the scene.It present us very good beauty and unique location of Spoleto.Furtheremore I like the light and the way it affects the color scheme of the scene.
Well done my friend!
Have a nice weekend
rychem (19443) 2013-09-20 11:16
Beautiful photo of a peaceful town, excellent POV, rich details and great depth,
boa (5666) 2013-09-20 11:16
nice shot from Spoleto. Many people on the streets means it is a popular place to visit, and i can see why. The impressive architecture in the background is beautiful located on the height with a lot of greenery around. I would have avoided the crowd on the street and spend my visit to the older parts of the city.
Good pov and light.
Have a nice weekend my friend.
ChrisJ (94786) 2013-09-20 11:41
Good shadow details and tonal range in the bg despite the low light and shade. The people in the fg piazza animate the scene and provide scale. Excellent colour & saturation. The colorful pink balloons add a welcome splash of color. Tfs!
Royaldevon (26515) 2013-09-20 12:44
Ciao Caro Silvio,
You have chosen a viewpoint which not only gives us a feeling of the busy festival but, also, uses the street to channel our attention into the b/g, where the interesting buildings rise, step-like, up the hillside.
I think you were right to crop the sky as it doesn't look as if it would add anything to the beauty of the scene.
My warm regards,
carlo62 (27574) 2013-09-20 14:40
se non sbaglio li a destra c'č un negozio di fotografia.
Bello sconrcio di Spoleto, con le sue principali meraviglie in bella mostra agli occhi dei partecipanti alla fiera.
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2013-09-20 14:55
Silvio, io ritorno di nuovo a Spoleto con te per godere di questo bellissimo posto che č sempre bello da visitare attraverso le tue immagini.
Bella immagine, piena di colore e di vita!!
Sonata11 (33157) 2013-09-20 20:11
Wow! this is just impressively beautiful architecture, daily life scene composition. Perfectly well done showing us the amazing atmosphere. Awesome photo job.
Best regards and have a nice WE,
emka (73183) 2013-09-20 23:26
Ciao Silvio, what a marvelous views you have in Spoleto. Our Lady of Spoleto looks really proud. Excellent shot. Warm regrads MAlgo
Graal (95343) 2013-09-20 23:52
another interesting view of beautiful Spoleto. Good POV and composition with the views on the few plans. Church is very nice, I like the architecture. Well presentation and done photo.
Have a nice WE.
sabermonajati (8895) 2013-09-21 0:22
very interesting place with amazing architecture you captured.
dekanski (2384) 2013-09-21 3:10
nice perspective, but I think you should cut cut the bottom of the photo!
snunney (79551) 2013-09-21 4:30
Good capture of this lively scene. I like the point of view and the focal point offered by the church tower. Also, the pleasant soft light and understated tones.
eldancer1 (25151) 2013-09-21 7:45
I like your pov of this beautiful hillside village, awesome architectures. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
fabbs99 (15681) 2013-09-21 9:24
The church in the background looks grand.Nice shot covering a big area in FG as well as in BG. Good clarity and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
Have a great day,
adramad (35317) 2013-09-21 11:37
A stunning view of this beautiful population, a great POV showing us the animation of the street with so many people, while on the side of the mountain, see the imposing shrine in a fantastic composition.
Very good sharpness that allows us to recreate in detail, the light is very well managed, as well as the colorful pretty natural.
Enjoy the weekend.
PiotrF (4432) 2013-09-21 14:42
Nice view of Spoleto.Place is great. Your magnificent presentation is very good. Nice colors and great details and depth.
ikeharel (52251) 2013-09-25 0:44
Festive spirit on the street, while I was drawn to look at the buildings, tower and fort on the green slopes behind.
Well combined on one photo, good details applied.
pierrefonds (54912) 2013-09-25 4:35
THe distance between the street and the church is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the people is giving life to the scene. The point of view is showing the détails and colors of the buildings and of the church. Have a nice day.