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The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Almost an obligation to start my little reportage from Pisa with one of the most famous and photographed Italian monuments in the world, the bell tower of the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, better known as the tower of Pisa. I tried to straighten it out a bit, but not easy. The works for its construction began in 1173 but lasted for more than 2 centuries precisely because of its inclination, which manifested itself from the beginning. The tower is in fact on a sandy ground and began to hang from the third floor, so much so that the construction then continued in the opposite direction to the slope to prevent it from tilting even more. The inclination has been going on for many years, up to the renovations that ended in 2002 (the year of its reopening), and is now stable at 5%. If you don't suffer from vertigo like me, you can climb the 294 steps to reach the top of the belfry, 56 meters high and enjoy a spectacular view.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17137 W: 130 N: 35458] (195730)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-17
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.8, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-18 0:49
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