A walk to the square tower

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Alf, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

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    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Step out and take a walk, looking for a square tower which is "over there" on the old Roman road. That is, in the woods.

    First thing, water.
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    Ice di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Or ice. Not too thick
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    ice, more di alfrjw, su Flickr

    It's quite warm and light is strong.
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    Ice, again di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Then we find the path, and it's there. Not so ancient, as we find out it's a 1775 observation tower, "just in case the French attempt something quirky". They did it a few years later, tower untouched.

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    square tower di alfrjw, su Flickr

    This also means we can head downwards, lunch awaits.
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    back di alfrjw, su Flickr

    We can see them all
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    Up, then. di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Here's the Bad Guy, meeting us while he waits for his party going up to have lunch at the tower.
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    just met di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Nice morning for a walk!
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    all there di alfrjw, su Flickr
     
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  2. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Very lovely images.
     
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Lovely scenery and the leaves shots are rich in colour. The dog shot has a strange colour cast to my eyes.
     
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  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Nice scenery, Alf. Nice work
     
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  5. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Is that the Roman Road?
     
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  6. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    652
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Yes. Actually, under most large path lies a paved layer belonging to an ancient road (the area was heavily mined for gold in Roman times).
    In the woods you can find bifurcations in paths every 30-40 m, and traces of human presence are everywhere.