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"Better to See Something Once Than Hear About it Hundred Times" The Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) in Pisa, Italy

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Traumlicht inspired me to use this quote for this picture! The complex around the Leaning Tower of Pisa is very impressive to see live.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) or simply the Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry. The tower's tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The height of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground on the low side and 56.70 m (186.02 ft) on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 4.09 m (13.42 ft) and at the top 2.48 m (8.14 ft). Its weight is estimated at 14,500 metric tons (16,000 short tons). The tower has 296 or 294 steps. Prior to restoration work performed between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees. This means that the top of the tower is displaced horizontally 3.9 metres (12 ft 10 in) from where it would be if the structure were perfectly vertical. (Wikpedia)

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  1. Ania.Photography 30 months ago | reply

    stunning architecture Maria! Beautiful vivid colors.

  2. Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

    Great postcard of a landmark!

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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  3. SteveFrazierPhotography.com 30 months ago | reply

    I've been there too! But that was so long ago that it strikes me as amazing that it is still standing! :D Beautiful shot!

  4. jooferr 30 months ago | reply

    Magnificent!

  5. Batikart ... off 30 months ago | reply

    Wonderful view on this really famous place and tower and a lovely quote!
    20 years ago I've taken nearly the same shot ;-)) ... I sorry to hear that you've
    had some rain in Italy. Have a fantastic and sunny weekend
    Maria hopefully with sunshine ... here is stunning golden October at the moment.

  6. I Am Camera-man 30 months ago | reply

    Stunning image Maria. Amazing architectures from the ancient Romans.

  7. PeteHuu 30 months ago | reply

    great perspective, beautiful shot Maria

  8. ~~~Saif~~~ 30 months ago | reply

    Beautiful framing...nice view!

  9. Chris_1951 30 months ago | reply

    Beautiful composition!

  10. lavagrant 30 months ago | reply

    Magnificent...

  11. Gabriele Dalla Porta 30 months ago | reply

    Bella realizzazione !!!!

  12. Runemaker 30 months ago | reply

    Wonderful architectural study, and I like your motto as well.

  13. Foto-Berndt [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

    annorlunda vy över tornet

  14. troedeljahn [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

    A perect capture. Well done

  15. Slimeface 30 months ago | reply

    Very cool !!

  16. AbhijeetVardhan 30 months ago | reply

    Such a beautiful and brilliant shot! Its a place I would like to visit!

  17. ashraful kadir 30 months ago | reply

    Beautiful picture. I must go to Pisa and Florence some day.

  18. La_mirada 30 months ago | reply

    Nice shot!!!

  19. lumog37 30 months ago | reply

    Magnificent shot!.

  20. Teiresias3 28 months ago | reply

    Nice capture

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