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Still leaning
21 June 2010

Still leaning

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is still breathtaking even though
it's not leaning quite as much as it was when we first saw it
19 years ago. It began to lean even before construction was
finished due to the sandy subsoil of Pisa and numerous attempts
were made to correct its imbalance down the centuries.
A £20million project was completed in 2001 which succeeded in
bringing the lean back to what it was in 1838 and the tower has been
reopened to the public.

Olympus E-P1
1/100s f/16.0 at 16.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Linda01-Sep-2010 04:56
An interesting and detailed shot of the Tower! I agree with Bill - that Cherub seems to be pushing up the Tower ... great composition ... ~V~
Alan K04-Jul-2010 00:35
You know, in the new Photoshop CS5 (which I've just put a dent in my bank account by buying) you don't even need to use the ruler tool any more to straighten that. 8^> This is a good arrangement. It roughly divides the frame up nicely into three uneven segments between the sculpture, the tower and just the right sized sliver of sky on the left.
Keith O'Brien01-Jul-2010 21:53
Love the composition in this nice sharp shot. V
LynnH01-Jul-2010 19:02
I heard it was reopened. Great pic, but where is your son... he should be here with outstretched arms... holding the tower upright. LOL BV
Neal Nye01-Jul-2010 11:21
Shot from the perfect angle. A very clever juxtaposition.
heather01-Jul-2010 06:11
Lovely image Mairead! V
globalgadabout01-Jul-2010 05:17
...lovely day in Pisa..and fine image with the E-P1...subtle wit in the compo too...V
Betty Vlasiu01-Jul-2010 02:46
Lovely place and shot ,v
bill friedlander01-Jul-2010 01:06
Lovely light and excellent details both on the statue and the tower. The cherub's left foot seems to be holding up the tower. V
pkocinski01-Jul-2010 00:21
Oh this is a lovely image!
Nora van Beek01-Jul-2010 00:05
Your putting that new camera to good use. Gorgeous shot, very well composed! ~V~
Michal Leszczynski30-Jun-2010 21:45
Stunning capture, beautiful photo. V.
lisamidi30-Jun-2010 21:31
Wonderful image of this famous bulidung with this foreground!
Hope you had a great trip!
Doug Cruden30-Jun-2010 21:15
Fab details in the statue...and a lovely echo with the tower in the background
Pat Shawyer30-Jun-2010 21:07
Mairead, PISA...wonderful !!!!!!!!!!
Stephanie30-Jun-2010 20:44
Someone's been to Pisa! Wonderful image Mairead! BV
Blandine Mangin30-Jun-2010 20:30
very beautiful ! v
Al Chesworth30-Jun-2010 20:19
Nicely seen with the sculpture of the children..
Colin Storey30-Jun-2010 20:05
Hope you had a great trip, weather looks good and a great shot of the tower. v
Johnny JAG30-Jun-2010 20:05
You could straighten it in PS!
Máire Uí Mhaicín30-Jun-2010 20:01
Lovely image with your new camera. I really want to visit this monument sometime.
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