Image of the Week
10-22-2016

           

Stray Cat at Certaldo Alto

Hi All,

I'm sending this image-of-the-week a little early, as the wifi here is good, and I'm unsure of how it will be at our Airbnb in Paris.

We've been 3 days in Rome, and a week in Tuscany at a villa near Certaldo, with five days in Paris to come before going home. For those of you heading to Tuscany, I can put in a strong recommendation for a wonderful place to stay, Villa Il Pozzo. Their website is http://www.villailpozzo.com/. It's beautiful, comfortable, reasonably priced, on a commercial winery.

Equally wonderful is a restaurant 1/2 kilometers away, where we've eaten three nights. It is Osteria Di Casa Chianti, a whose delectable local dishes and unanimous 5-star rating makes it difficult to want to eat anywhere else. Drop in and enjoy Massimilliano's food, wine and hospitality (Mama Mia!). His website is http://www.osteriadicasachianti.it/.

I shot this kitty in Certaldo Alto, a nearby medieval town of defensive walls, and ancient gates. To reach the town centre the very fit can walk. Most prefer to take a short ride on a funicular railway from the town center of Certaldo at a small cost.

This was a point and shoot shot with a Fuji W3, which I later approximated into a phantogram using environmental cues in the brickwork walk. Notice the clipped left ear. I've come to see this in cats of various localities, denoting they've been neutered.

Buena Sera!

Barry Rothstein

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