Fabulous Gallery - Siena, Italy

When I travel on a photography trip, I am typically out in Mother Nature photographing mountains, lakes and amazing landscapes. My recent trip to Italy with Nathaniel Smalley offered me a mixture of cities, history and landscapes. Part of our visit in Siena, we visited the Siena Duomo complex to climb to the top of the unfinished facade of the Duomo Nuovo (New Cathedral). We also decided to explore the museum (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana) that houses major artwork by artists such as Donatello and Pisano. My favorite part of the museum that really captivated me was this display of statues and stained glass. The statues are the work of Giovanni Pisano, Donatello and Jacopo della Quercia. The masterpiece for me is the Maestà altarpiece and Stained-Glass Rose Window created by Duccio di Buoninsegna. The lighting was wonderful and created an atmosphere worthy of these works of art.