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Nature Thoughts

Only One Corner of the Universe

Lone tree in an early summer morning in the Val d'Orcia, San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena province, Tuscany, Italy.
Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

– Aldous Huxley

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Places

Florence, Italy

Florence is one of the most beautiful and most visited historical cities of Italy. It is the capital of Tuscany and the cradle of the Renaissance. Florence was also the birthplace of the Italian language and is home to a host of palaces, churches, galleries and museums. A real boon for any photographer.

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Places

Siena at Night

At nightfall – currently my favorite time to photograph – the town of Siena changes its appearance. The shapes of the buildings remain the same (of course), the colors change completely instead. Palaces and churches are lit up, stand out in the dark and get new colors.  The new colors depend on the type of lighting. One thing I particularly liked to do in Siena was to walk and to photograph the many narrow streets at night. The darkness and the lit street lamps added an air of mystery to the old medieval alleys of this outstanding town.