Over Hill and Under Hill

posted by giacomo

Trying to go around and take pictures in Siena can be exhausting, because Siena is an extremely hilly city, and in going from place to place there is either the flat way or the quick way. Since when I was wandering, I ended up on far too many hills and also completely lost. Fortunately for me there are usually signs that point back to landmarks, but it took me a while to get my bearings and while I was looking up and around trying to spot a sign I spotted some other things. After seeing this first shrine, I’ve seen many around the city and wonder what special significance they hold and why they are placed so high up out of sight.

This shrine was tucked into the wall of the apartments lining the streets about 15 feet up. Why was it hidden?

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