Old Town - in the heart of a big city.

Challenge #1 in the Old Town series. Hosted by mjdundee.
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Entries should present views from the historic inner circle of a city called old town. Don't post shots from old villages. There are too many of them. A city here means a major town or capital of a region, state or country. Show us what has impressed you most. Avoid crowds of people shots taken from within a crowd - try to compose the picture by focusing on the typical archtectural highlights of the old town. People should be a nice addition - not the main subject. Avoid close up details e.g. just doors or statues - think w i d e.
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Il duomo - Firenze, Italy
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The historical center of Firenze / Florence in Italy contains many interesting sights, but the cathedral while a bit off center - is certainly its center of gravity. This view is from the top of the adjoining Campanile tower. Il Duomo's prime feature is it's enormous dome - the city's uniform red rooftops that stretch to the horizon is a sight to behold.
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Submitted: Friday, 16th December, 2011 11:53 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 4th November, 2011
Focal length: 42 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
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