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Montepulciano's Impressive Architecture

Montepulciano's Impressive Architecture
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6935 W: 309 N: 15996] (63185)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-09-21
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/0.1, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Montepulciano [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-10-12 2:00
Viewed: 992
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone,

Having introduced Montepulciano in my last series, I would like to show you a beautiful building, the town hall, set in the Piazza Grande.

The Piazza Grande is Montepulciano’s showy stage set, in all its historical splendour. This is the chief setting for summer festivals, open-air concerts under the stars and even the occasional film set. The main square sits at the town’s highest point, both culturally and geographically. The town hall is set on one side and is of 14th-century origin. Its Italian name is Palazzo Comunale and it is a miniature version of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.

I liked this oblique view which showed the many small arches, seemingly to impress, rather than contain statues.

As a workshop, I will show a front view of the structure here and another workshop, here just for interest!

Enjoy your day, Bev :-)

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1469 W: 79 N: 4169] (19529)
  • [2018-10-12 2:25]

Hi Bev
A good upwards looking view of classic Montepulciano architecture.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11346 W: 163 N: 19023] (140575)
  • [2018-10-12 2:38]

Witaj Bev!
A very curious fragment of building.
I like it.
Interesting POV and composition.
Tower makes impression.
Nice day.

Hello Bev,
Most photo probably show this building from the angle in the WS. It makes quite a different impression from this side. It's an interesting view, not least to see how the major part of the side wall is quite rough and looks like it was left unfinished. It's always fascinating to examine objects from different angles – just as in decent journalism. ;-)
The other WS photo is very nice too.
Kind regards,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15513 W: 1055 N: 32329] (150528)
  • [2018-10-12 2:47]

Hi Bev

I like the wedding cake type of tiers in the architecture. Good upward pov towards what looks like a winged griffin hugging the flagpole. The blue sky makes a nice backdrop. Tfs!

How nice to see you and Len on the WS, Beverley, happiness forever.
Most imposing tower built up on the city-hall building. A unique design even for Italian standards. Managed well with the strong summer light.
My best regards,

Hello Bev, my neighbour today
Very nice capture from Siena taken with good pov and layout.
Nice blue sky cerates a perfect background to the scenery. Interesting and usefull notes as well.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Hello Beverley, an alternative angle that actually shows more than the standard viewpoint. Here we can see the different levels of the tower, a little like the tiers of a cake!
The wonderful light brings out all the details of the stonework so clearly.
Looks like you had great weather, the bright blue sky is the perfect background.
Regards Jean.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13266 W: 125 N: 23763] (119535)
  • [2018-10-12 5:20]
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Hi Bev,the main pic hangs a bit to the left,maybe because the effects of wine of Montepulciano or something different? Ahahaha.. I'm happy to see these new pics from there,beautiful perspective and a lvely full view in the WS. But obviously the best is to see a smiling couple with a very friendly woman you) celebrating their anniversary in Italy,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11541 W: 123 N: 29365] (138458)
  • [2018-10-12 5:53]

Hello Bev, Nice Workshop picture of you with Len :). Have you climbed this tower? I think I made one of my pictures from there. Amazing town.
I will see wonderful places too very soon, but quite different :).

Kind regards MAlgo

Bonjour Bev,

Elle est impressionnante cette belle tour de Montepulciano. Le cadrage est bon et la contre plongée donne beaucoup d'ampleur à l'ensemble. La lumière est belle et les détails ressortent parfaitement.



Hello Bev,

I agree, the architecture of this building is impressive, good details of the town hall, the day was perfect and the light is perfectly managed, well done,

Best regards,


Ciao cara Bev, great view of impressive architecture, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good weekend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Bev!
I have seen already on FB that you have had a great trip to the centre of the West Europe. Some of the places I had the pleasure to visit as well since I lived in southern Germany for couple of years but other are still on my list like for example Siena region.
Quite an attractive architecture, interesting close up set against the wonderful blue sky.
Great reportage!

Ciao Bev
belle foto da Montepulciano, il Palazzo Comunale è molto bello e merita di essere fotografato e condiviso.
C'è anche una bella foto nel ws, ci sono due signori molto simpatici che mi ricordano due amici ;-)
Buon we

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25992 W: 522 N: 44456] (189655)
  • [2018-10-13 0:34]

Hello Bev,

Italy has much wonderful old buildings.
This building has a fantastic frontage, splendid architectural to look at.
You chose an excellent angle and lovely exposure.
Nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Lovely weekend,

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotogrfijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepa fasada i detalji, lepa stara arhitektura.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good day.
A nice view and a moment, interesting and good text ...
Good work with nice photographs in the workshop, beautifully shown, good contrast, nice colors, beautifully caught moment.
Nice façade and details, beautiful old architecture.
I wish you a good afternoon, all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hi Beverley
Deux intéressante présentation, top dans la lumière et le rendu des détails,
Il me semble que la plus belle est le WS 1 :-) Un très bon souvenir pour vous deux a l'occasion d'anniversaire de votre mariage,félicitations :-)

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10840 W: 57 N: 18754] (70112)
  • [2018-10-13 13:51]

Hello Beverley,
A beautiful close-up of the town hall. The photo is pin-sharp and the gorgeous architecture looks great against the perfectly blue sky. Excellent work and composition.

Hello Beverley,
Almost unbelievable that this small town has an architecture that can compete with the one in Firenze.
I've been several times in Italy but have never thought at visiting Montepulciano. Your photos, however may convince me to do it.
Razor-sharp presentations of this beautiful architecture.
Best regards, Paul

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