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Light and details. Tuscany

There’s ┬ásomething special about the light in Tuscany. The last few days has been a parade of misty mornings, sunny days and stormy afternnons resulting in some stunning landscapes. Here’s just a few.

Tuscan morning
Morning light. TUSCANY

 

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Stormy skies. Tuscany
Evening light Tuscany
Evening light. Val d’Orchia. Tuscany

When I haven’t been absorbed in the larger landscape I’ve been seduced by the details. The polished doorhandles, small window decorations, intricate patterns on the church facades. Everywhere is detail and it brings another level of richness to travelling in Italy.

Rome. Doorknocker
Ornate doorknocker. Rome
Church facade. Orvieta
Church facade. Orvieto

 

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Window detail. Tuscany

Sometimes the two coincide in a happy moment of serendipity as happened this morning while I was visiting a small and beautiful 12th century cloister in a tiny village. The sun came out casting wonderful shadows through the black and white arches and lighting the fiery red geraniums in their terracotta pots.

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Sunlit cloister

Amidst all the pleasures of travel light and detail are top of my list.