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Siena. Torre del Mangia

Looming 102 meters over the Piazza del Campo, the elegant, sleek tower to the Palazzo Pubblico is the third tallest in all of Italy. Built from red brick, as a symbol of its affinity to the “commoner” the tower is 87 meters tall of brick and the remaining is a white travertine, most probably to make it visually more prominent. Siena was determined to give the church and the civic authority the same “power” and reverence, so when building the tower which would eventually become the Tower of Mangia and the cathedral bell tower, there were to be of the same height as the cathedral to show that they are equal powers. In reality the bell tower of the Duomo of Siena is only 77 meters, the position of the bell tower is 10 meters higher on the hill - so when gazing upon the skyline of Siena as you are walking the via Francigena, it actually looks the same.

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Julie Queybronac (Bryline)11-May-2020 12:47
Excellent cadrage, José. V !
Flora01-May-2020 23:59
Outstanding capture. V
meekam tam23-Apr-2020 03:23
Excellent viewing point,José! V
KAI-WING LEUNG24-Feb-2020 01:55
Excellent composition and viewing angle! V
Alla Gilbourd18-Jan-2020 10:11
Excellent point of view and fraiming! V
Apostolos Tikopoulos12-Sep-2019 19:49
Amazing perspective and pov. V.
Jean D28-Aug-2019 02:06
Very lovely scene, superbly composed and framed. ~V
MarcViskens24-Aug-2019 18:31
very nice angle José
victorswan09-Aug-2019 14:05
Wow fantastic POV great how you can always find such a place to make decent spectacular images love it Jose BV
Ton T.19-Jul-2019 19:32
Superbly composed image! V
Arnie Peterschmidt09-Jul-2019 05:00
Strong impression of the tower height and architectural details.
Tom LeRoy08-Jul-2019 16:17
Well composed image from a unique perspective! V
Zoltán Balogh07-Jul-2019 10:54
A really well-chosen POV. V
Dennis Hoyne07-Jul-2019 00:39
Nice one! I love the framing on this.
bill friedlander06-Jul-2019 17:26
Lovely framing and soft light. V
Karen Stuebing06-Jul-2019 15:47
The point of view makes this tower reach into the sky. Wonderful composition and photo. V.
Julie Oldfield06-Jul-2019 15:45
Fabulous composition! V
Jeff Real06-Jul-2019 14:38
This is quite an amazing composition!
Walter Otto Koenig06-Jul-2019 14:12
Very nice with this perspective, detail and soft light. "V"
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal06-Jul-2019 13:29
Fantastic shot and POV. V
Carl Carbone06-Jul-2019 13:01
Excellent composition in this interesting view!
Jim Coffman06-Jul-2019 12:29
Well composed and captured...
Pierre Martin06-Jul-2019 12:13
splendid pov and perspective!
janescottcumming06-Jul-2019 11:38
Love the composition, well done! V
Graeme06-Jul-2019 10:32
An excellent perspective of this tower, Jose.V
Yvonne06-Jul-2019 10:17
Superbly composed image! v
marie-jose wolff06-Jul-2019 09:13
beautiful view of the impressive tower, fine framing! V
Colin Storey06-Jul-2019 08:30
Very well composed view of it.
chris morton06-Jul-2019 07:00
clever framing
Charlene Ambrose06-Jul-2019 06:58
Nice view from this angle! V
fdt06-Jul-2019 06:47
Excellent composition.
Dave Berry06-Jul-2019 06:21
I love this composition, with its lighting, lines and textures. Excellent! V
laine06-Jul-2019 05:38
Excellent POV, Jose...its such great architecture V
Bryan Murahashi06-Jul-2019 04:43
Very nicely composed capture.
Tom Munson06-Jul-2019 04:41
Great POV on this wonderful capture, Jose.
Helen Betts06-Jul-2019 04:10
Such a creative perspective and framing for that beautiful tower. V.
Nirvan Hope06-Jul-2019 03:57
An excellent perspective to frame this tower.
Gill Kopy06-Jul-2019 03:53
Love this POV for this wonderful building V
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