Florence Italy in late afternoon sun

Michael McCollum3/19/13Florence Italy in late afternoon sunFour young ladies from Holland enjoy gelato cones in a doorway, near the market in Florence.tuscany0004Artist Matteo Appignani draws renditions of Michelangelo’s paintings with colored chalk on a street near the marketplace in Florence. He started the project at 10am and hoped to be done by 9pm that night.

tuscany0005Storm clouds pass over the countryside and the town of San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

tuscany0006Imposing towers in the town of San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

tuscany0007A man passes a shop featuring boar sausage in the town of San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

tuscany0008Co-owner (with her husband) Marcella Giunti serves “orange” juice (red and delicious) coffee and cappuccino in Pasticceria Armando e Marcella in the town of San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy.

tuscany0009The tuscan countryside near Volterra Italy.

Michael McCollum3/14/13The tuscan countryside near Volterra Italy.A tuscan home in the setting sun near Pienza in Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, Italytuscany0011Tuscan sunset near the city of Volterra Italy.

Michael McCollum3/16/13Tuscan sunset near the city of Volterra Italy.Sheep wait to be milked north of Sienna Italy. The animals provide a large cheese economy for the region.Tuscan sheep cheese is also known under the old, popular name of “cacio marzolino” from its period of production which traditionally began in March and continued all Spring long.

tuscany0013The Italian National Bird (a pigeon) outside our hotel window in Montepulciano, Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. These birds were everywhere, and as I noted no public defecation, I had assumed the Tuscans had trained them throughout the years. Well done!

tuscany0014World famous winemaker Adamo displays a bottle, in Contucci winery, Montepulciano Italy. Wine enthusiasts Anita Binns-Moore and her boyfriend Alessio Melchiorri enjoy a glass of this very special wine in the late afternoon.

tuscany0015Four couples enjoy the afternoon sun in Palazzo de Nobili Tarugi, Palace of the Tarugi Nobles, in Piazza Grande in Montepulciano, Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

tuscany0016A neighborhood flag in the city of Sienna, Italy.
The neighborhoods/district/contrade are an important identity to the people of Siena,

tuscany0017A Pigeon in flight and tower in Sienna Italy

Michael McCollum3/15/13Pigeon and tower in Sienna Italy

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  1. Mike: I have loved your photos for 25 years. I still have the one you gave me of the kids in the colorful clothing hanging in my office.

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