Photographer's Note

This one is definitely in Silvio's photographic territory, so I dedicate it to him (Arezzo is next door to his beloved Umbria I believe). As usual, wandering the backstreets takes you quickly away from any crowds, and down this lane I was attracted by the evening light spilling through the archway. Then the figure appeared and the image was complete.

The prevailing character of Cortona’s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside (altitude 600 metres), embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana. From the Piazza Garibaldi, nearby where this photograph was made, is a fine prospect of Lake Trasimeno, scene of Hannibal's ambush of the Roman army in 217 BC (Battle of Lake Trasimene). Parts of the Etruscan city wall can still be seen today as the basis of the present wall. A beautiful, precipitous little city.

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