Tortura by Ted Byrne

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In Siena it seems
Vast hunks of the city
Are one building
Pierced by not
Streets but

Which torturously
Wind among the
Rooms which
Are not suites but

Siena, Italy
Canon 20D

I wonder about that stuff… here



italy, siena

Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • jacqleen
    jacqleenover 5 years ago

    LOVE ..LOVE .. LOVE…………….I JUST LOVEEEEEEE your WORK!!! wow!

  • Ahhhh… it was the “Tortura” that snatched your attention I bet. But I’m always glad to get it. Thanks Jacgleen.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful with such an old world feel and mood!!

  • Yes! Yes! Old world feel… That was what I was thinking and didn’t quire realize it until you nailed it… Thanks Barbara.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 5 years ago

    I feel transported somewhere completely out of my own space and time. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your impressions of this beautiful, and obviously very historical place.

  • You are soooo generous. Thank you Marion.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 5 years ago

    Love this ted – what a mood and the angles of the building versus the path certainly play with your mind.. sensational!

  • It’s a place which might perfectly set up some of your darker ideas Paul. You need to plan a field trip. Thanks for the reinforcement.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Stunning, Ted!

  • Stunning??? Yessssssss…. I can live with that quite nicely. Thanks a lot Cora.

    – Ted Byrne

  • noffi
    noffiover 5 years ago

    Great shot. I was there once quite a few years ago. A wonderful city and I like how you have captured it. I also realy like your words. Very well done. liz

  • And as you can see the great gift of Siena is that it is always as we remember it, eh? Thanks Noffi.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Pamela Inverarity
    Pamela Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Such a great image!

  • Pamela, you are an amazing landscape artist… And I think in its way, this is a landscape shot. So your support is particularly well received. Thank you.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    great work.

  • Well, from someone who has photographed so much of the world, so very well… it’s particularly good to get your support. Thanks Scott.

    – Ted Byrne

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    Excellent as always my friend!

  • Hmmmm…. There’s a darkness here that is calling out for one of your crows Vonne… Darn… couldn’t find any :-) Thanks for the encouragement.

    – Ted Byrne

  • southernvice
    southernviceover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Great angle, I cant think of any other way to take this shot!

    One thing though, in my first impression, is how oddly spooky I began to feel watching the person walk through such an enclosed area. I remember when I was young, I would NOT walk on sidewalks at night if there were trees or bushes near them, instead I walked in the street! (not safer I know) but I didnt like anything hidden from my view, and for me a walk in this corridor would send chills down my spine because I would imagine someone popping out of thier door at me just as I walked by! lol….

    Excellent shot!

  • Uh-huh… the skinny corridors… dark and grimy walls… and that sign…. all together with the steep cant of the pathway… yep… there’s a spooky… spooky… spooky… feel and this was taken mid afternoon on a totally sunny day! Thanks Nancy and …. BOO!

    – Ted Byrne

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