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photoblog image A visit to Pisa: scanned prints - 1

A visit to Pisa: scanned prints - 1

A visit to Pisa: scanned prints - 1



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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Aug 2020, 01:09
That tower does seem to have a bit of a list...
Tom Wilson: Now firmly secured - it was closed for several years not long after I visited - and the price they charged to go up when it was re-opened was too much for my pocket! So on that occasion I stayed on the ground smile
La tour de Pise est impressionnante.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai, Martine!
Unmistakable, isn't it?! Nice angle!
Tom Wilson: It is indeed!
I'm glad you did a 'straight ' shot of this iconic building Tom, not the usual that we see.
Tom Wilson: The "usual" being that referred to by Chad smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Aug 2020, 05:12
One of the most famous sights in the world Tom
Tom Wilson: It is indeed!
I would just have to straighten it in photoshop gringrin
Tom Wilson: I tried that in Lightroom - with "interesting" results smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Aug 2020, 07:24
Tch, all photographers start thinking of straightening and the picture is clearly straight. Come to think of it, it is a wonder that a tower can lean like that and still remains intact.
Tom Wilson: It was closed to visitors for several years while they stabilised it:
"The project was led by John Burland, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Imperial College London.
Burland led the commission of 13 experts that was appointed to fix the Tower. He started his career in 1967 with his thesis titled "Deformation of soft clay". Given his experience in consolidation works in this type of soil, he was the perfect man for the job."
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Aug 2020, 07:53
There is usually someone holding the tower up in the pictures I have previously seen.
Tom Wilson: Ah yes, I have one of those, too smile
looks like the odd hotel in Malaysia before it tumbles over. Amazing this one hasn't. Nice pic!!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Rob - it has now been stabilized after it moved to 5 degrees out of vertical:
"The project was led by John Burland, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Imperial College London.
Burland led the commission of 13 experts that was appointed to fix the Tower. He started his career in 1967 with his thesis titled "Deformation of soft clay". Given his experience in consolidation works in this type of soil, he was the perfect man for the job."
I do believe those who know what they are doing have finally managed to secure the lean for the next however many years.
Tom Wilson: Yes, they have indeed, Brian:
The project was led by John Burland, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Imperial College London.
Burland led the commission of 13 experts that was appointed to fix the Tower. He started his career in 1967 with his thesis titled "Deformation of soft clay". Given his experience in consolidation works in this type of soil, he was the perfect man for the job.''
The colour stayed well here.

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