A walk to the square tower

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

  1. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    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.
    Ice di alfrjw, su Flickr

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

    It's quite warm and light is strong.
    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.

    square tower di alfrjw, su Flickr

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

    We can see them all
    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.
    just met di alfrjw, su Flickr

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

    Djarum All-Pro

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

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    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 Hall of Famer

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

    Lili Hall of Famer

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

    Alf Top Veteran

    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.