( Copyright Mel Steinhauer all rights reserved ) Not far from the renaissance city of Florence in the Tuscany Region of Italy rests the medieval city of Volterra. Hiigh stone walls and narrow winding streets seem to hide pleasant surprises often found around the next turn. Like the details and textures found in stone walls that have stood for centuries. The second story floors are often the homes of those who own or work in the restaurants and shops below. Their windows are often framed with much newer wood shutters or decorated with flowerboxes and curtains. Even from a short distance away the delicate patterns of the hand-made curtains can be seen, when you stop for just a moment to view the ... Flowers And Lace.
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My love for photography began as a boy when I was taught the basics by my father. During a tour of duty in Vietnam, I purchased an expensive Nikon SLR camera and dreamed of becoming a photographer when I returned home. A family of my own and a new career put that dream on hold, however I always enjoyed taking photographs. Several years ago, after surviving another kind of war with cancer, I began to...
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