Photographer's Note

Rio Terranova, on the island of Burano in the Venetian Lagoon. Burano is of course famous for its brightly coloured houses, and I had to show them. Hard to avoid them, actually. But it was the Leaning Tower of the Chiesa di San Martino that caught my eye here. The campanile of the church of San Martino has become the symbol of the island of Burano. The structure underwent the first failure while under construction in the early part of the 18th century, and the lean progressed slowly until the Second World War, a time when rapid increases were recorded. The City of Venice authorised an operation carried out by the firm of static consolidation Fondedile of Naples, under the guidance of engineer Fernando Lizzi, which ended in 1970.
The structure is apparently now stable, though it continues to defy gravity.

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Additional Photos by Will Perrett (willperrett) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1003 W: 290 N: 2589] (12206)
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