Digitally Mastering the Masters

Statue of Andrea Palladio - Vicenza, Italy | ©Tom Palladio ImagesLike George Costanza from the hit American TV sitcom Seinfeld, I, too, wanted to be an architect. And, that’s probably why I’m enamored with my adopted hometown, Vicenza, Italy — the “City of Palladio.”

Budding architecture students from across the globe come to Vicenza to study firsthand the works of Andrea Palladio, the Renaissance master builder, and his disciples.

This being the week-of-the-fifth-Monday-of-the-month, our weekly get-together, known as the iPhoneography Challenge, allows aficionados of an iThingie lens to choose from Abstract, Architecture, Food, Night, Portraiture, Still Life, Street and Travel as their digital canvas.

Here’s a sampling of some of the iconic architecture, shot with an iPhone 5, that dots the landscape of the city that I now call home.

To see more submissions in this week’s iPhoneography Challenge, just click HERE.

If you occasionally shoot with an iThingie, why not join in the fun and hone your craft. There’s a rotating phoneography challenge each and every Monday. For details, visit Sally’s Lens and Pens by Sally.

Until next Monday, let your iThingie be your lens.

(Viewer Note: This post was also linked to Travel Photo Discovery’s Travel Photo Mondays.)

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

The Palladian Traveler's Borsalino over cobblestone | ©Tom Palladio Images


Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. Nice use of light, Tom. I was just thinking this morning that I want to get to Italy, but waiting for the right travel companion. I would prefer not to do a formal tour as I like to wander freely. 🙂


      1. He is a wonderful travel companion – he just doesn’t want to go to Italy for some reason. My daughter and I had planned a trip but then decided to go to St. Petersburg instead. I’ll make it, just haven’t figured out how or when. 🙂


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