Siena alley: The city of Siena was asleep and beyond compassion. The alleys through which I ran that night were nothing but dark streams of silence, and every object I passed - scooters, trash cans, cars - was veiled in misty moonlight, as if spellbound in the exact same posture for a hundred years.
Santa Maria della Scala: Only now, as we were about to enter the building, did it occur to me that Santa Maria della Scala was one of the last places in Siena I felt like exploring in the middle of the night, knife against my ribs or no. Although the building had, according to Umberto, been turned into a museum many years ago, it still had a history of sickness and death.
Via del Poggio. A sinistra Palazzo Marsili. Foto di Beppe Galli, per conto dello studio fotografico "Gielle" di Siena, tratta dal volume Passeggiate senesi, a cura di U. Cagliaritano, Edizioni Periccioli, 1979
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