Forgotten places

Forgotten places An early morning bike ride through the Tuscan Landscape around Cafagio a small Italian village. The road up to Campiglia passes an abandoned mansion  house set back from the road, the steep steps leading  up to the entrance are overgrown with weeds and the windows are boarded over, giant trees tower over the… Read More

A Sunday in Siena

The sun beats down on our backs as we climb the hill to the walled entrance gates of the city of Sienna. Sticking to the shade at the side of the cobbled streets leading up to the middle of the city, the tall buildings and narrow streets offer protection from the full glare of the sun, we wander through the back streets on the way to the centre of the city. Read More

A Tuscan hillside village

A steep climb to the hilltop town of Campiglia Marittima.
The road turns through a steep S-shaped curve to gain height and I am soon passing the riding stables situated underneath the town of Campiglia. As the sun continues slowly rising, the colour of the trees emerge from the shadows on the hillside. Read More

Italian Street Market

Friday street market
We battle to the rear of the market where there is an open food market, stocked with colourful fruit and vegetable as well as cheese and salami stalls. The shouts of the market sellers across the market attract the attention of the passing customers, each competing with the neighbouring stall, the atmosphere is colourful and humourous. Read More

In the Evening

In the evening as the sun cools and dips behind the surrounding hills, the golden light falling across the fields drags the shadows downwards, the cut crops poke like staw spikes from the soil. The encroaching dust highlights the hillside town of Campiglia Marittima, as the colours drain and merge from the landscape, the town appears to recede into the hillside. Read More