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    Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

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    ...If you still have doubts that it is heavily tilted:

    Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

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    I like #1, Rui. These shots are very vertiginous, aren't they!

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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    I like #1, Rui. These shots are very vertiginous, aren't they!
    They are! And, you canīt imagine how tough is to to climb the tilted (yes, tilted!) steps all the way to the top!
    Thanks for commenting.

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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rui Lopes View Post
    They are! And, you canīt imagine how tough is to to climb the tilted (yes, tilted!) steps all the way to the top!
    Thanks for commenting.
    Is it harder (i.e. more tilted) than when I did it about 40 years ago?

    I think I remember not being able to 'get it all in' (shot) with a Kodak Instamatic back then, but (at 10mm on a D200) you have a wider angle lens

    At least the dull weather avoided the buildings being too bright and contrasty, but a blue sky would be nice.

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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    It is more tilted for sure! As you know it is somehow strange to climb steps at a not leveled floor... sometimes down (even climbing...), sometimes up.
    About the sky - I tought that it was nice like I saw , aiming an "old fashioned" look to the whole picture.
    Thanks for your comment.

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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    Nice church.

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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Nice church.
    I suppose that you mean the Cathedral on the first image or, the building to the left of the tower on the second. Yes it is very interesting. Hereīs an image taken inside:
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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rui Lopes View Post
    ...you canīt imagine how tough is to to climb the tilted (yes, tilted!) steps all the way to the top!
    Unfortunately, the only time I was there (? late 1980s ?) was when it was closed to the public as the authorities tried to work out what to do to stop the lean getting worse. So, never got the chance to try.

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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Unfortunately, the only time I was there (? late 1980s ?) was when it was closed to the public as the authorities tried to work out what to do to stop the lean getting worse. So, never got the chance to try.
    You are absolutely right! It was the second time Iīve been there (when I took the shots). Sometimes, they use to close it for safety reasons and to do some restore works. Generally it doesnīt last, probably (among other reasons) because each climbing person must pay abt Euro15,00 to reach the top.....

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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    Rui, the second photo gives a nice sense of scale to the buildings and says something about the weather conditions too - little scurrying people with umbrellas up. One day I hope to get there myself...

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    Re: Pisa (Italy) - as seen from the top of the leaning tower.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Rui, the second photo gives a nice sense of scale to the buildings and says something about the weather conditions too - little scurrying people with umbrellas up. One day I hope to get there myself...
    That "sense of scale" was the effect I was looking for. Thanks for commenting!

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