Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday Challenge: Architecture - The Leaning Tower of Pisa - November 20, 2014

  



I have been fortunate to visit this structure, the Leaning Tower of Pisa,
on three occasions.  I am always in awe of its incredible beauty.  It is the freestanding
campanile or, bell tower, of the cathedral of Pisa, and was constructed over a period of
199 years. 

During construction, it began to tilt because of an inadequate foundation of ground too soft
to support its weight. Efforts in the late 21st and early 22nd centuries have stabilized it and
partially corrected the tilt.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa

http://www.towerofpisa.info/


I am participating in the Thursday Challenge: Architecture

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8 comments:

  1. Great picture! I've never seen it in real life, but who knows when we will go and see it. I sure would like to:-)

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  2. Great capture of the monument. You managed to straighten it. :)

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  3. And I have been up there many years ago ! Amazing that it is still standing !

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  4. Lucky you to have seen this structure in real life. I love the fact in leans and hope they didn't correct it to much because that's part of it's charm.

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  5. Nice view, but I don't think we are in the 22nd century yet!

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  6. Great shot of the leaning tower of pisa.

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  7. I don't have much desire to travel the world and see the things outside of my own little area, but the Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the few things I'd really like to see for myself.

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