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Tuscany 2017


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So, just got back from a wonderful week in Tuscany. Both tiring and relaxing all at the same time. In fact so relaxing one day I forgot to put a card in the camera and the next day forgot the whole camera !!!

We were based near Lari, about 45 minutes from Pisa, 1 hour from Firenza (Florence) and 1 hour from Sienna, ideal location from which to explore. I would recommend a visit if you have not already been, so much to see and do in a fairly small area - great scenery, interesting hill villages, roman ruins, film sets, historic towns, museums, churches, wine tasting, olive groves and even a pretty good coastline with sandy beaches. And may was a good time of year to go I think, 20-25 degs C, very little rain and fewer crowds but Pisa and Florence were still busy.

An almost forgot - house wine at the local restaurant near the hotel was 1 Euro for a 250ml glass and was actually pretty drinkable - hammered for a tenner !

So a few holiday snaps below, still getting to grips with processing so most are over processed but please generally with some of the results. And as I (and others) are finding for this months Competition, Landscape is not as easy as you think.

1) Firenza cathedral

by A H, on Flickr

2) the "not leaning" tower of pisa - different5 angle and sun behind

by A H, on Flickr

3) Volterra

by A H, on Flickr

4) Volterra Amphitheater

by A H, on Flickr

5) Volterra Classic car show

by A H, on Flickr

6) Lari - Martelli Pasta factory

by A H, on Flickr

7) Cloudy day - San Ruffino

by A H, on Flickr

8) Statue by the Bridge of Sighs - Florence

by A H, on Flickr

9) Another statue by the Tower of Pisa

by A H, on Flickr

10) Baptistry at Pisa

by A H, on Flickr

more on Flickr and as usual all comments welcome.

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