Thursday, August 5, 2010

theme thursday - brown



Burnt sienna is an iron oxide pigment: a warm mid brown colour. Chemically, burnt sienna is formed by burning raw sienna (Terra di Sienna).

The first week of our holiday in June was spent in Tuscany. It was like traveling across an artist's palette. The sky was cobalt (mostly!) There were crimson roses and vermilion poppies, greens of every hue and the warm earth tones of the landscape and the architecture.

The next 4 photos were taken in Siena


well


piazza del campo


marble



These last 2 shots were taken in Volterra. (The town features in one of the Twilight books/films.)





Thought I'd end with The Stranglers and Golden Brown - one of the better tunes from the eighties!

11 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

gorgeous photos - ah, tuscany, definitely on the mouse's bucket list!

happy tt!

Roy said...

I love Tuscany! Never been there, but like Kim it's definitely on my bucket list. And I have a fondness for Toscana and Chianti wines.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow these are gorgeous...would love to visit myself one day...your views are breathtaking...

CM said...

Amazing shots! So beautiful!

Betty said...

Thank you. Been to Italy several times, but this was our first time in Tuscany. Quite astounded by how beautiful it was. And the people so friendly. Very patient with my halting Italian, too. Would love to go back.

Betty said...

Roy - the wines were rather wonderful :D

RA said...

Lovely, lovely images. The well is just... perfect. :)

joanny said...

Beautiful photo's and looks like a wonderful journey you took.
Nice post for brown TT.

Joanny
http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/08/early-to-rise.html

California Girl said...

I was on your blog yesterday looking at the sienna photos but had to leave before making a comment. I was at work, he he. Great shots & good take. I love burnt sienna and never knew how it was made.

Akelamalu said...

Great photos - I want to visit there now!

Thanks for stopping by my place and taking the time to comment. :)

Baino said...

I didn't know that about Volterra, we'll have to add it to the places to visit list.