Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ABC Wednesday: P is for Proceno

Proceno is our home base during our Photographic excursion of Southern Tuscany.  This is the view of part of the village photographed from our window the afternoon that we arrived at the Castle by car from Rome.

The hill top village/castle has several thousand years of history and is one of the rare example of medieval fortification surviving in its original state.  You can see the tower of the castle in the early morning mist of this Photograph.

The Castello di Proceno, where we stayed, has belonged to the Cecchini Bisoni family for over 300 years.

Every morning, we walked down this street from the castle to a local bar in the village square to have breakfast, and met with our teacher and a fellow photographer to start the daily tour to the surrounding countryside.

The Bisoni family was kind enough to allow us into their private quarter.  Here is the view of their lovely living room in the castle.  We spent many hours practicing still life Photography in this room.

We were also allowed to venture into the castle tower.  Here is a view of the tower from the garden.  We even went back after dinner to Photograph the stars!

We also did a lot of still Photography in the Tower under the available dim light.  It was very challenging but also very rewarding.  Here is a view taken from inside the tower.

At the top of the tower we have a fantastic view of the Proceno village below.

The weather was a bit cloudy when we reached the top of the tower, then the sun came out.  We can see the light moving across the valley below.  What a beautiful scenery!

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10 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Postcard beautiful pictures ! Thank you for your effort and ability to take away into the Beautiful and Good.

Please have a peaceful Wednesday.

daily athens

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic post for the P Day! I love Italy and would have loved to have been able to spend more time there, particularly in Tuscany! Your photos are superb as always! What a gorgeous place! Enjoy the rest of your trip and thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Wow, your photos are amazing. you captured the very essence of the city. Postcard quality.

Roger Owen Green said...

old Italian towns have such character!


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jama said...

A very beautiful town!

Limar said...

Gorgeous photos!! So beautiful :)

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, indeed - paradise!

Ann said...

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/09/friday-shootout-hot-or-cold.html

You must have seen photos like these two in the post. These are other natives.quite like the Alisans in Taiwan.

The penans are quite simple, I don't know if they dress up in their fineries. This old woman had a wind breaker. She was selling those flutes in a govt tiny market in the mountain meant for tourist trade. I took the photo in the Mulu Mountians when I went last July. Access to the mountians, you take a small plane and then by long boat.

My brother is an anthropolist and did his thesis on them. The government try to rehabitat them by building long houses for them. But they don't like it, complainin git is too hot. Their nomadic genes is in them. They will disappear in the jungle at any time.

amatamari© said...

A series so magnificent: really beautiful even the details and the last scene, ah...
:-)
Thanks for sharing!

Medhini said...

Beautiful pictures... loved the colors and the amazing life u lead!

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