04 February, 2010

Reflection of the Palazzo del Captiano del Popolo and Sky in Orvieto, Italy-Skywatch Friday

Orvieto is a city and comune in southwestern Umbria, Italy situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone.

This capture is from my February 2009 trek to Italy. The Palazzo del Captiano del Popolo is captured in the window reflection. The Palazzo was built in 1157 as a palace for Pope Hadrian IV and has been remodeled over the years and served many different functions and presently it is a Conference Center. Popes were frequent residents in their Orvieto palaces as it was a safer place than Rome. The weather was absolutely perfect the day I was in Orvieto on the 24th of February 2009.

Be sure to check out all the SKYWATCH ENTRIES today, there is something for everyone to enjoy. It is one of my favorite memes.

30 comments:

Regina said...

Fantastic reflections!

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous place! I love Italy and enjoyed my time there so much. Terrific shot, love the reflection! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Dewdrop said...

Fantastic reflection shot! I am partial, since I love reflection shots, but this one is intriguing. Great colors.

Daryl said...

Oh ..windows, reflections and Italy .. a combo hard to beat ..

Gaelyn said...

Wow Erin, that is an awesome reflection of a very interesting building. Isn't it amazing that historic structures stand for so long for us to enjoy.

Won't you be returning to Italy soon?

Have a great weekend.

earthtoholly said...

Oh, I love this, Erin! How creative! What a crisp reflection shot and the European building is very nice. Have a good weekend and stay warm!

ewok1993 said...

Pretty neat shot!

Barb said...

Erin, I remember this trip - it's when I first "met" you. The composition of your shot is so great - blue car framing the blue sky!

Light and Voices said...

This photo is over the top! Great idea!
Joyce M

Ebie said...

Beautiful reflection! Its a dream to visit Italy.

We are expecting some rain tomorrow and the weekend. Take care, the weather has been really not cooperating in the East. The Huntington's desert garden is so blooming with so many flowers from the succulents. It is a beauty. Come visit soon.

Guy D said...

I love unique shots like this, bravo!!!

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

LV said...

You live in a place surrounded by beauty. No wonder you had such a great post for today.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot. Lovely reflections of beautiful building and the sky.

Jan K. said...

What a wonderful and original choice for today's SWF.
I love the colors and the beautiful reflection.
Enjoy your weekend!

MedaM said...

This is really interesting photo and the window reflection is fantastic.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Janie said...

I love this reflection. Perfect!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

What a great photo ... colors and composition. You framed it well. (Italy does that!)

Lew said...

Beautiful shot! Quite a clear reflection you got. I hope you are surviving the snow snug and warm.

Life with Kaishon said...

This picture is simply stunning. I love it!

Alexander said...

Very lovely shot. I like the reflection from the windscreen. Great idea and very creative.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
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Kcalpesh said...

A lovely reflection! I'm quite amazed by the gloss....

Pixellicious Photos

Rob Inukshuk said...

A fab shot, well captured. And, the vehicle that is willing participant, is a Fiat Multipla - a completely mad, yet clever SUV done in inimitable Italian style - a wonderful fun vehicle - I had one and I miss it.

susieofarabia said...

What an amazing composition you created with the awewsome reflection - Erin, this is a masterpiece!

Frank said...

Really great subject and shot.

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Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

GREAT shot! How awesome that you are in Italy! I know you are having an incredible time!

Alexander said...

Nice capture of the reflection from the back of the car!

Alexander
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