There is some evident distortion occasioned by having to stitch several pictures together to capture the whole scene, but these towers to be found in the city of Bologna, Italy, do in fact lean, one more so than the other. I hope you like it.
Some information taken from a longer article on Wikipedea:
The Two Towers, both of them leaning, are the symbol of Bologna, Italy, and the most promient of the Towers of Bologna. They are located at the intersection of the roads that lead to the five gates of the old ring wall (mura dei torresotti). The taller one is called the Asinelli while the smaller but more leaning tower is called the Garisenda. Their names derive from the families which are traditionally credited for their construction between 1109 and 1119. However, the scarcity of documents from this early period makes this in reality rather uncertain. The name of the Asinelli family, for example, is documented for the first time actually only in 1185, almost 70 years after the presumed construction of the tower which is attributed to them.
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subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-14 1:43
namaste Stephen, a nice architecture shot here. Like this leaning tower in this frame. Great composition and with very good depth. Very well done. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (30483) 2013-12-14 2:58
A word that springs to mind....whoaaaa!!! This is an incredible shot, the angles, and the sheer height of these towers is so surprising and a sight to behold! I truly love how you have composed this scene, as it makes it look like something from a fantasy movie. I had never heard of these before, and what a class image to learn of them through. Brilliant and epic buildings and shot, really love this one!
All the best
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-14 3:06
an amazing shot this, and all the more so considering you have stitched shots together. The structures are so eye-catching and I think this shot benefits from the new upload sizes. Magnificent towers and presented powerfully. Superb!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Sergiom (77323) 2013-12-14 5:44
Elle penche très dangereusement cette tour carré. On la dirait presque pliée en son milieu.J'aime le mouvement flou de la cycliste à l'avant plan qui donne une belle impression de mouvement
Fis2 (96019) 2013-12-14 6:10
A very curious towers.
I like vertical frame and composition.
Have a nice afternoon
Nicou (140002) 2013-12-14 6:35
quelle vue de cette tour sueprbe vue dans l'angle quel effet elle est bien belle et fine sueprbe vue et cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (140778) 2013-12-14 6:51
Ciao Stephen great POV on fantastic towers, lovely composition with beautiful bikes, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (46413) 2013-12-14 7:23
impossibile rimanere indifferenti davanti a queste due torri, purtroppo, quando siamo in visita turistica, è un classico trovare dei lavori....
ikeharel (69809) 2013-12-14 8:00
Good evening Stephen,
Bolonia is one town in Italia I did not visit, yet.
To my surprise, did not know there are two leaning towers, from same time as Pisa's famouse Torre-pendente, and what a tilt !
Taken from a superb POV on the street that show well the phenomenon.
Have a nice weekend,
gildasjan (43442) 2013-12-14 10:04
Elle est impressionnante la perspective de cette tour vue de ce point de vue.Un bon angle de prise de vue qui met bien en valeur les côtés de l'édifice.
macjake (67022) 2013-12-14 11:18
I think it was you who commented to me in the past that you're not a fan of the 'lean' of buildings due to distortion...so i'm surprised to see you post this one :)
but also glad too.
from this angle it looks absolutely huge and dominating, even over powering perhaps.
never seen this subject from this pov. well done
see you around
emka (95161) 2013-12-20 22:59
hello Stephen, These leaning towers are not so famous as the tower from Pisa and they bare leaning quite clearly. Splendid presentation.
Warm regrads Malgo
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (97489)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-14 0:07