Thursday, March 23, 2017
Piazza San Michele, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
A young woman talks animatedly on the steps of the 1000+ year old San Michele in Foro church that anchors the piazza of the same name. (For you photographers, this image was purposefully overexposed, color reduced, and a texture added).
The Church sparkles in the bright Tuscan sun today. Piazza San Michele has been considered the center of town for a long time more than a thousand years - all the way back to when the first wall was built around the city. The current wall, number four, and each successive perimeter grew in size as it tried to encompass growing parts of the city.
The warm sunny marble steps are a delight on this winter's day.
A couple discuss photographic techniques on the steps. They were using me as a subject so I did the same.
The nearby east side of the piazza with shops, restaurants, and a gelateria. Some call that one, "Sean's" gelateria. You cannot go very far in this city and not find a gelateria! Nor should you ever have to or want to. I haven't found a vegan one yet though.