The Rusty Key

A ratatouille of History, Museums' bits and Interesting Facts. A site for those who like the smell of Old Times.

Siena through my Canon G12

    “This Tuscan city long enjoyed a prominence out of proportion to its modest material and geographical assets A major thirteenth-century Western European banking center, Siena competed with Florence for the hegemony of Tuscany. During the first half of the fourteenth century its innovative artists and architects undertook daring works whose breath-taking beauty even now thrills all but the most leaden spirits.”

W. M. Bowsky, A Medieval Italian Commune: Siena Under the Nine, 1287-1355, University of California Press Ltd, London England, 1981.

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Piazza del Campo, Siena 2013

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Piazza del Campo, Siena 2013

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“Vita di Pio II” del Pinturicchio, 1502-1507, (detail), Libreria Piccolomini

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Siena Cathedral, St. Maria Assunta

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Siena Cathedral, St. Maria Assunta

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Siena, Door

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Palazzo Comunale, Siena 2013

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“Caduta della manna”, Ventura Salimbeni, 1608-1611
Siena Cathedral , Choir

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Alley, Siena 2013

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Siena Cathedral

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Fonte Gaia, Siena 2013
Tito Sarrocchi 1859, Carrara Marble

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