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La Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, Between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia, Toscana, Italy. 19-7-1998.

As I was driving from Siena to Montepulciano, I encountered this scene somewhere near San Quirico d’Orcia. It immediately struck me as the quintessential Tuscan summer image with rolling hills and haystacks, topped with cute architecture. Little did I know at the time that the two buildings were the subjects of numerous photographs and postcards. The small chapel is on Via Francigena.

Contax RTS III, Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135/2.8 MM, 1/20 sec, f/11,Fujichrome Velvia, 81B, Polarizer