The Torre del Mangia is a tower in Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy. Built in 1325-1344, it is located in the Piazza del Campo, Siena's premier square, adjacent to the Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall). When built it was one of the tallest secular towers in medieval Italy. The name (meaning "Tower of the Eater") derives from its first guardian, Giovanni di Balduccio, nicknamed Mangiaguadagni for his tendency to spend all his money on food.
The upper part was realized by Agostino di Giovanni under design by one Mastro Lippo pittore, probably identifiable with Lippo Memmi.
The marble loggia, known as Cappella di Piazza, was added in 1352 as a vow for the Holy Virgin by the Sienese survivors from the Black Death. The pilaster were remade in...
I have been photographing the beauty of North America, its natural scenery and its cities, for over 25 years. As you can tell from my portfolio, my travels have taken me to many parts of the United States as well as other locations around the world. My photographic work has won awards and has been published in many books, calendars and magazines and is available for stock usage at alamy.com.
Originally from Sweden, in beautiful Scandinavia, I moved to the United States in 1993. I have lived in both Washington state and in North Texas, where I currently reside. I enjoy many types of photographic subjects and styles, but it is my love for nature and travel photography that really gets my heart pumping and creative juices flowing. When...
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