“Vibrant” couldn’t have been used to describe downtown five or six years ago. Granted, it’s still got a long way to go before it’s completely back on the map after four decades of disastrous “urban renewal” destruction, but it’s on its way up, and man, what a view that’ll be.
This is a beautiful old church in the middle of the ancient, medieval, walled city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. It was raining when I took this photo, which was a bummer because I wanted that beautiful Tuscan sun, but the rain brought out some different, deeper colors. The views from the Torre del Mangia were just stunning.