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Some Images from Siena

Duomo interior, Siena

Duomo, Siena

Duomo, Siena

Duomo, Siena

Duomo, Siena

Duomo, Siena

Aesthetics of Decay - Part 3

Just across the piazza from the Duomo is the 1,000 year old hospital, Santa Maria della Scala. Incredibly, it functioned until 1998, when it was turned into a museum. The history and archeology of this site is deep and rich, and the building itself is fascinating. Here are just a few images from some of the oldest frescoes in the building.






November in Italy is wonderfully free of tourists. One gets a much better sense of the scale of the spaces when they are not packed with people. And the light is beautiful.

Piazza del Campo, Siena, November 20, 2010