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Andrys Basten | profile | all galleries >> ITALY Photos - Tuscany photos - 2006 (partial) >> Siena Photos, Part 1 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Siena Photos, Part 1

Pictures of Siena's Duomo (Cathedral), Baptistery, and
view from The Museo dell'Opera's Facciatone

Also, a visit to the Church of San Domenico with its renown chapel
dedicated to St. Catherine (wonderful writing in this last piece).

(More info links will be added later)


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Beautiful city.  Motorcycles are everywhere in Italy, almost.
Beautiful city. Motorcycles are everywhere in Italy, almost.
Walking Siena
Walking Siena
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Through Siena Cathedral/Duomo area entrance
Through Siena Cathedral/Duomo area entrance
Entrance to Duomo area
Entrance to Duomo area
Entrance reflected on huge vehicle rear-view mirror
Entrance reflected on huge vehicle rear-view mirror
The Siena Duomo bell tower
The Siena Duomo bell tower
Closer
Closer
Statues are all around the top and sides.
Statues are all around the top and sides.
Said to be of prophets, philosphers, patriarchs
Said to be of prophets, philosphers, patriarchs
Romulus, Remus and the She-wolf
Romulus, Remus and the She-wolf
Romulus, Remus and the She-wolf, closer up
Romulus, Remus and the She-wolf, closer up
In front of cathedral
In front of cathedral
Closer up - Faces behind are huge.
Closer up - Faces behind are huge.
People in Italy tend to look cool and dress sharply.
People in Italy tend to look cool and dress sharply.
Inside Siena's startling Duomo (non-flash allowed)
Inside Siena's startling Duomo (non-flash allowed)
Nave - was happy they allow non-flash photos
Nave - was happy they allow non-flash photos
Marble pavement  'Story of Fortune' - first panel we saw in the Duomo
"Marble pavement" 'Story of Fortune' - first panel we saw in the Duomo
Gorgeous painting above doors
Gorgeous painting above doors
It's by Pinturicchio: Coronation of Pope Pius II
It's by Pinturicchio: Coronation of Pope Pius II
Statue at right, in a dark corner, barely visible
Statue at right, in a dark corner, barely visible
Columns upon columns !  ( Rose Window at front)
Columns upon columns ! ( Rose Window at front)
Rose window: Duccio di Buoninsegna, or Cimabue)
Rose window: Duccio di Buoninsegna, or Cimabue)
Floor is amazing - marble mosaic
Floor is amazing - marble mosaic
From Massacre of the Innocents, inlaid marble pavement
From Massacre of the Innocents, inlaid marble pavement
Strange smiles in horror scene from Massacre of the Innocents
Strange smiles in horror scene from Massacre of the Innocents
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Poor camera exposure - lion on pulpit by Pisano
Poor camera exposure - lion on pulpit by Pisano
Mosaic-tile elephant within marble panel on floor
Mosaic-tile elephant within marble panel on floor
Enjoying the exterior
Enjoying the exterior
Common expressions
Common expressions
Museo Del Duomo - restored orig'l rose window
Museo Del Duomo - restored orig'l rose window
On way up to Facciatone at the museum
On way up to Facciatone at the museum
From that window.  Under Reconstruction, alas
From that window. Under Reconstruction, alas
Facciatone panoramic view area at top of stairway
Facciatone panoramic view area at top of stairway
Famous Piazza del Campo below.
Famous Piazza del Campo below.
On the other side of the Mangia Tower
On the other side of the Mangia Tower
Lunette bas-relief by Giovanni d'Agostino
Lunette bas-relief by Giovanni d'Agostino
Another area, from Facciatone.  300mm with ISO 1600 error.
Another area, from Facciatone. 300mm with ISO 1600 error.
Left ISO at 1600, aarggh, after church interior shots
Left ISO at 1600, aarggh, after church interior shots
Ever-present cranes in older Italy
Ever-present cranes in older Italy
Mangia Tower, Palazzo Pubblico (ISO goof)
Mangia Tower, Palazzo Pubblico (ISO goof)
rooftops below
rooftops below
A wider view from the Facciatone
A wider view from the Facciatone
Baptistery Font - Ghiberti's baptism of Jesus
Baptistery Font - Ghiberti's baptism of Jesus
Ghiberti's Baptism of Jesus closer up (darker but better detail)
Ghiberti's Baptism of Jesus closer up (darker but better detail)
Birth of St. John the Baptist (Turino)
Birth of St. John the Baptist (Turino)
Closer up (Turino)
Closer up (Turino)
Arrest of St. John the Baptist (Ghiberti)
Arrest of St. John the Baptist (Ghiberti)
Earlier that morning at Borgo Grondaie lodging
Earlier that morning at Borgo Grondaie lodging
Rest stop on the way to Siena
Rest stop on the way to Siena
First church we saw - San Domenico's
First church we saw - San Domenico's
Very spare presentation, which is rare
Very spare presentation, which is rare
Anyone with info on this effective, rougher piece?
Anyone with info on this effective, rougher piece?
A guest says the second figure is John the Baptist
A guest says the second figure is John the Baptist
Still in San Domenico church
Still in San Domenico church
A very faded fresco there with interesting faces
A very faded fresco there with interesting faces