Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of 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 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.

You can find more information of Leaning Tower of Pisa on Wikipedia. And here, a small selection of analog photos of this famous Pisa tower.

the leaning tower of pisa by bevtales

Pisa by shiunkle

Torre pendente di Pisa by tedlum

Very wonky by lissyloola

photo of the day 8/8/09 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa by Pete Repka

The Cathedral, Pisa, Italy by Blue Pelican

Slow motion by Bjørn Giesenbauer

Piazza dei Miracoli - Infrared by FranzPisa

Piazza dei Miracoli by Gabriele Cappello

untitled by vic xia

Pisa by Jade M. Sheldon

Frank Ocean, sweet life by girl-from-ipanema

Pisa by philosli

pisa two by kadmon

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