This shot was taken in Monteriggioni, a small medieval village in the middle of Tuscany, along the Florence-Siena motorway. Monteriggioni is different from the other Tuscan villages because it is the only one that is still totally surrounded by its original remparts and fourteen towers from the thirteenth century. Moreover, it is totally closed to motorized vehicles, which creates a very particular atmosphere. Thus, the walls and doors of Monteriggioni are the silent witnesses of History, from the Middle Ages to nowadays. This is probably one of the reasons why scenes of famous movies like The English Patient, or Gladiator where shot there…
Award Score: 60.5 (Value 11, Clarity 13, Composition 15.5, Style 10, Skill 11)
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 25
Photo of the Day Award Category: Architectural Photography
Photograph Location: Monteriggioni, Tuscany | Italy
Photographer: Sébastien Beun (Thuin, Belgium) Registered
Sébastien Beun is a Belgian based amateur photographer born in 1981. He came into photography at the age of 12. Sébastien bought his first single lens reflex and made his first attempts to develop black and white negatives and prints after having discovered his father’s old material in the attic. Few years later he bought more modern dark room material, and over the course of time moved into digital photography eventually. Today he takes digital photographs of everything that touches him. He keeps his dark room material in his attic, as he believes one day he can show how that works to his own son.