Dawn near Sienna

In 1986 my mother took the family on a vacation to Sienna, Italy. We stayed at a beautiful old rustic farmhouse outside of Sienna. The first morning there I woke up at dawn and went for a walk. The soft air and light sparkled. I knew I was someplace special. I left the road and explored down a path. I saw through the cypress trees and magnolias a ruin with a fresco. I was overwhelmed—tears sprang to my eyes. It was so beautiful; words can’t describe how I felt.

A ruin near Sienna, Italy 5/7/1986
A ruin near Sienna, Italy 5/7/1986
Near Sienna, Italy July 1986
Near Sienna, Italy July 1986

I have only a few pictures that I took with a point and shoot film camera.

23 thoughts on “Dawn near Sienna

  1. debiriley 2017-03-10 / 5:09 am

    how lovely; a place I would love to go to. thank you for sharing your memories 🙂

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  2. Linda Atkins 2017-03-10 / 7:20 am

    Both the written description and the photos of your vacation in Sienna are moving and beautiful. You were already a photographer then with your point and shoot camera.

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  3. Barbara Bryan 2017-03-10 / 7:53 am

    Just lovely!

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  4. stbarbebaker 2017-03-10 / 10:58 am

    This looks truly a quaint place to be, very radically different from North America scene and buildings. Quite a superb trip it looks like

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-03-10 / 12:29 pm

      It was like going back in time to landscapes DeVinci painted.

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  5. Leya 2017-03-10 / 2:56 pm

    Memories can be so sweet and your words and photos tell us so. I understand you are afraid of going back…it is, as you say, never the same.

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  6. Jet Eliot 2017-03-12 / 10:48 am

    How very magical it must have been to wander around this unfamiliar Italian villa, and then come upon such beauty. It’s so fortunate you have a few photos to enhance your memory. Beautiful post, Sherry.

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-03-12 / 4:31 pm

      It wasn’t by a villa. I was totally in the countryside, we stayed at a farm. When I went for a walk down the lane then into a wooded area this bit of ruin appeared through the trees as if by magic. I have way more memories than photos of that Italian summer. I thank my mother for that once in a lifetime treat.

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-03-21 / 3:48 am

      Yes it does look like it could be one. Old photos can somtimes look like that. 🙂

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