There's a 'panoramic vista' near the ex-church of San Francesco, where my daughter and I always go for a look at the countryside; you really get a sense of the changing of seasons from there. This time the gentle hills & contours had turned shades of violet and mauve (I recall them as even more so than the images above show them to be). [Quartet #1] Pleased that even the hills were playing along this month, from there began an earnest search for more shades of violet...and the town did not disappoint!
Maledetti Toscani (which purports to be Montepulciano's oldest shop) is known for its unusual and creative displays. At the end of summer I remember they had painted several pairs of shoes bright yellowy-orange; serendipitously, lilac paint (& newspaper) seems to be their latest whacky whim. [Quartet #2]
Piazza Grande, the town's main square, inspired a few more shots when I noticed that some of the stones & bricks were tinged with purple. I must admit that they don't appear as pronouncedly purple as I remember, but I was quite struck by them at the time. [Quartet #3]
Following the Corso (Montepulciano's main road, which winds its way up through the town) led to a few more glimpses of violet: a poster featuring part of a fresco in rosy/purple-y tones (Lorenzetti's Allegory of Good Government), a purple plastic jack-o'-lantern 'bucket' (I was very surprised to see one in a color other than orange), and a shop window devoted to purple items. A woman with a winter coat and umbrella in stunning, rich shades of purple ducked into a shop before I could capture her look, but I did manage to surreptitiously photograph a man wearing violet pants. [Quartet #4]
It was fun, once again, to see where the ROY G BIV search took me. I think that Jennifer & Julie may be concluding with a bonus challenge of black & white next month; check their websites if you'd like to play along. And thank you for following my color explorations here over the last several months...