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Unfinished nave of Siena's Duomo (Cathedral)123 viewsUnfinished nave of Siena's Duomo (Cathedral). It is possible to climb to the top of the end wall to see the views. The Duomo Museum is on the left.
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97 viewsJenny, Molly and Rona (with unknown lady in front).
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96 viewsRuth in front of Il Campo ("the field") and the Palazzo Publico's tower.
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95 viewsFloor tile images in the Duomo. Normally covered for their own protection, there are over 50 such images, virtually covering the floor. Poor natural light and banned flash and tripods make photography hard...
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94 viewsStatue of the illustrious economist Sallustio Bandini (1677-1760). He was instrumental in Sienese thought, a professor in the Siena University and author of "Discorso sulla Maremma".
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90 viewsView East from Montieri.
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90 viewsThe painting of Mary on the right side of the altar.
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88 viewsFloor tile images in the Duomo. Normally covered for their own protection, there are over 50 such images, virtually covering the floor. Poor natural light and banned flash and tripods make photography hard...
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88 viewsDetail of a cherub on the choir woodwork.
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"Traditional Sienese fare"87 views"Traditional Sienese fare"
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86 viewsTemperature inversion in the valley, with steam plumes from the valley geothermal heating stations.
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The tower of the Palazzo Republico.86 viewsThe tower of the Palazzo Republico with Il Campo to the right.
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86 viewsStatue of Guiseppe Garibaldi, the Italian partisan and hero, in the park of La Lizza ("The Lists", after its prior role in jousting, etc).
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83 viewsTemperature inversion in the valley, with steam plumes from the valley geothermal heating stations.
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83 viewsThe side-chapel, which today contains the manuscripts of the hymns the choir sang. Each manuscript is huge because they were read by the choir from around 20 feet away.
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82 viewsThe central group of images under the dome with the magnificense of the altar behind. The dark area around the altar are the wooden chairs used by the choir.
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81 viewsOne of the plaques on the floor...
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80 viewsFloor tile images in the Duomo. Normally covered for their own protection, there are over 50 such images, virtually covering the floor. Poor natural light and banned flash and tripods make photography hard...
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80 viewsSeen through columns... Saint Ansansus?? watches down on the crowds below.
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80 viewsThe painting inside the baptistry is very beautiful. Damage to these was a result of the strange construction of the building.
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The Duomo's bell tower79 viewsThe Duomo's bell tower
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78 viewsOne of the candle holders...
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77 viewsStatue of the She-Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.
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77 viewsThe side-chapel, which today contains the manuscripts of the hymns the choir sang.The ceiling is magnificent.
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