I am slowly making progress through my many images from Italy, and yesterday evening I went back to Cortona in Tuscany–well, not exactly back in person, but to my Cortona images to review those that I had not processed yet. Reviewing the images, brought back many great memories of the mountain top, medieval town.
Through the center of Cortona, there is one main narrow road that is lined with small shops and restaurants. It is used predominately by people (walking), not cars or trucks.
While walking along that road, there were many narrow alleys leading either to the edge of the town or to other shops and residences. They were typically shaded with well lit sections where the sun illuminated parts of the alleys, doorways, or the end of the alley overlooking the Tuscan valley below. I tried to capture their unique beauty. Below are some of those images.
The above image provides a glimpse of the Tuscan valley at the end of an alley. Below is what it looked like from the edge of town overlooking one of the roads that led up to Cortona. I am ready to return in person!
Bellissimo!!! brings back memories for me too!
Imagine walking those alley ways in medieval times? They are so charming, quaint, picturesque, cool, and quiet now. But was it that when back you had to surround your city with a wall to protect it from outsiders? Your pictures invoke such thoughts and musings. And I, too, am ready to go back to Italy.
Intrigue followed by ……avoid at all costs after 10 PM. Mac