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Campo Santo - Pisa

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 23 September 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Campo Santo monumentale ("monumental cemetery") lies at the northern edge of the Square. It is a walled cemetery, which many claim is the most beautiful cemetery in the world. It is said to have been built around a shipload of sacred soil from Golgotha, brought back to Pisa from the Fourth Crusade by Ubaldo de' Lanfranchi, archbishop of Pisa in the 12th century.

PENTAX *ist D 1/3000 second F/9.5 ISO 800 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very tall wall, nice shot.

23 Sep 2009 7:43am

@Sarito: Thanks very much Sarito! ;-)

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Une perspective à tomber! Une superbe capture Eric!!! Belle journée.

23 Sep 2009 8:21am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci beaucoup, Mathilde ! J'apprécie vos visites et vos commentaires. Belle journée a vous. ;-)

mo.langel from Switzerland

Très belle perspective, superbes couleurs!

23 Sep 2009 11:14am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Nice perspective, and very "natural" the compostion is brilliant.

23 Sep 2009 12:06pm

@xavier cardell: Thanks very much Xavier! ;-)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice shot Eric. A very nice composition and control of the bright light.

23 Sep 2009 12:44pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks very much Sharon! Yes, the lighting was a real challenge.... ;-)

LM from Aix en Provence, France

The perspective is great, nice shot , superbly done.

23 Sep 2009 1:22pm

@LM: Thanks very much LM and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon. ;-)

Lydie & Roland from France

Nice perspective on the blue sky..

23 Sep 2009 5:01pm

@Lydie & Roland: Thanks very much! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Jolie perspective. Et la lumière toscane, unique…

23 Sep 2009 5:25pm

@Calusarus: Merci beaucoup! ;-)

Ragnar from Tromsø, Norway

Dam.. I drove right past Pisa this summer.. We figured we would get back to Italy some day (we are for sure going back to Florence someday), and we skipped Pisa and spent some time in Livorno.. That was a bad choice when I se your pictures from Pisa! Well done.

23 Sep 2009 5:51pm

@Ragnar: Thanks very much Ragnar! At least this way you got to see Pisa...... ;-)

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Another historic lesson for myself. I enjoy viewing and reading your narrative Eric.

24 Sep 2009 3:04am

@Lee: Thank you very much Lee! I appreciate your visits and thoughtful comments..... ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice angle on this capture...and thanks for the info

28 Sep 2009 12:55pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you Marcel! ;-)

PENTAX *ist D
1/3000 second
F/9.5
ISO 800
57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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