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T is for Towers

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the most famous tilting tower in Italy, but Venice has several of her own.

This bell tower (campanile) belongs to the big Gothic church of Santo Stefano.

Santo Stefano

When you look at the base of the Santo Stefano tower, you can see that they've added some support to keep it from toppling over.

Santo Stefano

The beautiful Renaissance tower of San Pietro di Castello has been leaning since it was built because of the weight of the marble covering it.

San Pietro di Castello

This tower belongs to the Greek church, San Giorgio dei Greci. Thanks to recent restoration work, it doesn't lean quite as much as it used to.

San Giorgio dei Greci

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Comments (11)

Beautiful shots and interesting that there are leaning towers in Venice. I hope you had a great memorial day weekend. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Andrew:

I worried about these after the earthquakes. Everything seems ok though.

love all the beautiful reflections in your 2nd pic! And interesting piece of info that the tower started leaning, because of the marble covering!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, wonderful photo collection and perfect take for this week's letter. It almost looks like San Stefano leans more than Pisa. I can see why they had to add support to the base. I also love the reflections in your photos.

Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great week.

Andy:

My friend,
I always enjoy pictures like these...If i never get there...I have an idea what some things look like. Thanks for sharing.

will the tower topple?

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Great pictures. The one with San Pietro is to be framed!

Beautiful, as always.

I love all of these photographs and was fascinated with the tilting structures. The 2nd photograph just blew me away. Beautiful!

what a TERRIFIC collection of towers--beautiful and amazing they're still standing after all these years.

Wow Annie, I had no idea the tower of S. Stefano had such a lean to it!

What a great collection of photos!

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