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View of Montepulciano

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 6 June 2016 in Cityscape & Urban.

Montepulciano is built along a narrow limestone ridge. A long, winding street called the Corso climbs up to the main square, which crowns the summit of the hill. The town is encircled by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder in 1511.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique point de vue.
Belles tonalités. )

6 Jun 2016 5:31am

Martine from France

Superbe point de vue, j'aime les couleurs de la ville.

6 Jun 2016 5:55am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est magnifique dans cette belle lumière

6 Jun 2016 5:57am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful city skyline & golden light bathing on the buildings

6 Jun 2016 7:13am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

A beautiful sweeping panorama.

6 Jun 2016 8:28am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lumière et couleurs chaudes, superbe ! Là aussi le vin est réputé. :-)

6 Jun 2016 8:45am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and superb light !

6 Jun 2016 9:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely light and colour in this one

6 Jun 2016 9:13am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo avec cette superbe lumière

6 Jun 2016 9:18am

fereshteh. from Iran

Great shot .

6 Jun 2016 10:12am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I like how the town is built on this wavy hill, and the buildings seem to flow on the tide. We in NA really don't know OLD, do we. If it is 100 yrs old, we get out the dozers and plow it down.

6 Jun 2016 11:24am

@beach: I totally agree!

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A wonderful presentation of the ancient Town of Montepulciano - Italian through and through ..........
I love the scenery - and the wine is delicious.
Thanks for sharing Elaine --- kindest regards Monika

6 Jun 2016 12:35pm

@Shiva: I couldn't handle the wine at lunch. It would do me in for the rest of the day! It was a gorgeous town!

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great capture and perfect light.

6 Jun 2016 12:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous skyline and landscape that warm up against the cool blue sky!!

6 Jun 2016 2:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It would be interesting to see the walls encircling the town.

6 Jun 2016 2:59pm

ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

Love the drama caused by the sky

8 Jun 2016 4:48pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful light - and a view largely unchanged for centuries!

13 Jun 2016 10:38am

RBL from Oxford, United States

So beautiful! The sunlight illuminates the architecture and landscape beautifully ~ the landscape compliments the earthen colored architecture! This is wonderful, Elaine!

13 Jun 2016 11:47pm

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