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October 2021 Theme: Looking Up

Discussion in 'Forum Competitions and Themes' started by RovingMike, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I have just done a street view search for the ice cream place and found it. http://www.gelateriadondoli.com/home-uk.html . It is actually very well known it seems. No wonder there were queues when we went, some 15+ years ago
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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

  3. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    The coffee ice cream in unforgettable.

    My wife and I stayed at the hotel La Cisterna almost every year from 1998 to 2009, and I have some wonderful shots of the view from room 58 at the rear of the hotel. May and October are probably the best times to go there, although we we once there at Christmas. I don't foresee us going there again (health and funds), but if you stay there and walk around the walls at dawn you will see sunrise over the local vineyards. When I did this I had a tripod and Kodachrome, but it's probably simpler with a DSLR.

    When I was last there, the gelateria had pictures on the wall of the cast and crew of the film 'Tea with Mussolini', taken when filming was done there. The film was not very good, and used shots taken from the restaurant at the hotel, complete with modern TV aerials on roofs and air conditioning units on walls of nearby buildings. It was full of lazy mistakes like this.
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  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    For me it was the melon. It was actually like eating melon.
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  5. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    San Gimignano from IIRC the south, think we were en route from Col val d' Elsa to Volterra. SanG2.jpg
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  6. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Volterra. Another lovely town.
  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    You are reminding me of the time we took my step-mother and half-sister to Italy for the first time.
    They fell in love with it all. My step-mother fell for a Swiss banker holidaying in the same spot. My half-sister then spent a few months in Florence and turned down an American who wanted to take her away back home. Why they didn't go, defeats me! It would have been a great relief! Ha!
  8. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  9. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Yep, was also the nearest town that had a Lidl, we were out in the sticks a little village called Iano.
  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    See, those supply chain issues were nothing to do with brexit after all... :rolleyes:
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  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  12. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

  13. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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    Dan S Well-Known Member

  15. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    ditto :eek:

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  16. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member


    15-10-21 The Henry Bell Monument from bottom up
  17. zx9r

    zx9r Well-Known Member

    I have to come clean, she is a captive bird and the intense look was one of anticipation for the rewards offered by her handler.
    The photo was taken during a bird of prey talk at the British Wildlife Centre, which is why it did not get a showing during the 'wild' theme in the lock down threads, instead I showed photographs of the Barn Owl family.
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  18. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Not my usual processing style, but taken yesterday with theme in mind.

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  19. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    And another.

  20. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    A few now from the botanics yesterday.



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