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Leaning Tower of Pisa

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 25 September 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) or simply The Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. 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.

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Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

Really leaning..

25 Sep 2009 5:32am

@Lyl & Roll: Merci beaucoup! ;-)

Sugata from Newark, United States

Amazing! I would like to go there someday...

25 Sep 2009 6:02am

@Sugata: Thanks Sugata! Definitely worth the trip.... ;-)

eva from Rouen, France

le seul endroit où l'on descend l'escalier en le montant !...
Belle photo

25 Sep 2009 6:27am

@eva: Merci beaucoup Eva! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I really wanted to go there... didn;t have much time to see Rome alone.. next time..:)

25 Sep 2009 8:16am

@Sarito: Thanks Sarito! ;-)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

So many people around the tower! I like this picture it's very vivid!

25 Sep 2009 8:53am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you very much Elena! ;-)

hamid from tehran, Iran

great shot, i really luv to be there

25 Sep 2009 12:51pm

@hamid: Thank you Hamid! It is really a beautiful place to visit. ;-)

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

I love it!

25 Sep 2009 2:03pm

@Eleftheria: Thank you very much Elef! ;-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Wpw Eric, I love's like being there, thank you :)

25 Sep 2009 2:59pm

@Lorraine: Thank you Lorraine! Glad I could be of service...... ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic shot , Eric . POV is wonderful . It was not easy to take a whole tower for sure :))

25 Sep 2009 3:00pm

@MARIANA: Thanks very much Mariana! Definitely not easy.... ;-)

Gaëtan Raffin from cap d, France

Magnifique, un classique qui ne perd pas une ride, super cliché

25 Sep 2009 3:01pm

@Gaëtan Raffin: Merci beaucoup Gaëtan et accueille à mon blog ! S'il vous plaît revenir et la visite bientôt. ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You know, with Photoshop you could straighten that. LOL Nice shot.

25 Sep 2009 3:55pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks Barbara! LOL .... That's how I got it to lean..... ;-)))

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

One of the most famous monuments in the world ! A nice shot

25 Sep 2009 5:37pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Calusarus! ;-)

mo.langel from Switzerland

Je suis allée tout là-haut en 1981! Très impressionnant, on a l'impression de descendre et monter par moment!

25 Sep 2009 5:59pm

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

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Of course it is very impressive and as such it should be preserved. It has already created great problems with its leaning and leaning some more...for the time being the leaningt has been stoped, it has been anchored, but I wouldn't allow people to go up on top anymore IF I were on the municipality commission.

26 Sep 2009 5:10am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela! I agree with you; but we don't get to make those decisions.... ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Wonderful capture...this tower is so unusual and unique...what where his thoughts when he build this...awesome...and a great capture

28 Sep 2009 1:00pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks Marcel! I think he was probably very proud of his accomplishment....then it started to lean.... ;-)

Bruno F from France

Pfff, elle est même pas droite !


29 Sep 2009 2:48pm

@Bruno F: ROFL....merci beaucoup Bruno! ;-)))

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Exquisite! Would love to be there!

29 Sep 2009 11:07pm

@Magda: Thanks Magda! With the chill of winter in the would I... ;-)

1/1500 second
ISO 800
42 mm (35mm equiv.)