The outer walls of a medieval castle. This got me sucked right in. Where would you find one of these in Parachilna, Hawker or Marree.
Yes, I know, they’ve got some good pubs… but a medieval castle.
The place is Panzano in Chianti, another town, a lot bigger than Lamone from the previous couple of posts where mooching around was just so much fun.
What textures and light. A bloke’s imagination runs hot thinking of life here a millenium ago.
I had imagined the cold grey walls of a castle would be far from an interesting subject to photograph. In fact the iron doors, the ivy covered walls and the never-ending sets of stairs and alleyways were the perfect place for a picture , if only for a short time each day when the light was just right.
I had not even read the tourist info on Panzano but I have since found in a Google search there’s plenty about this historic town in Tuscany.
I believe the interior of the castle is now apartments.
To put things into perspective, there’s the inevitable vineyards surrounding Panzano but the castle is the highest points around and can be seen for kilometres in all directions.
Castles and fortified villas were the order of the day in medieval times and people didn’t venture too far from home.