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And the winner of this months Owner’s photo competition once again goes to Lionel Pottier from Paris, France.

Lionel sent us this picture of the famous Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta. This is one of the most photographed churches in Tuscany. This mystical building used to be the home of a Renaissance statue of the Madonna, sculptured by the artist, Andrea della Robbia in 1590. Built on the top of a hill, this spectacular place was recently classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Lionel’s original image showed a very sunny and colorful scene and Fulvio thought to play with this minimal subject and “created” a winter, dreamy and almost evanescent theme. Dear Lionel, we hope you agree and appreciate the creativity and that we have chosen this scene as the cover of this year’s Christmas card.

Each month one high-resolution photo will be chosen and circulated electronically; from now on the winner will fittingly be presented with a copy of the renowned American photographer Leonard Freed’s photo book IO AMO L’ITALIA. Freed’s exhibition Io amo L’italia was held during 2012 in Milan, Rome and Turin and well supported by both critics and the general public. Leonard Freed once referred to his relationship with Italy as a “love story”. This passion reaches back a long way, beyond his career in photography, to his first interest in the medium, which began on his initial trip to Europe in 1952.

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