This photo is just one example of a typical entry to an interior street with more shops and entrances in the town of Cortona. The contrast between the outside light by the panel door, the inner dark passage, followed by light again at the higher end of the passage was a common scene in Cortona. In taking photos in Italy, I was often reminded of Willa Cather's prologue in ""Death Comes for the Archbishop"" in which she talked about the light in Italy during an afternoon.
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