January 23, 2013

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Photograph by Luis Filipe Catarino, 4See/Redux

Pisa's famous Leaning Tower is one component in a lovely ensemble of medieval buildings, the Campo dei Miracoli. Begun in 1173, the cathedral campanile started to lean almost immediately, the result of weak sandy subsoil underpinning its foundations.

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