Monday, 20 August 2012

From Tavistock to Tuscany

Guess where?
Torre Pendente di Pisa - Leaning Tower of Pisa

No funny angles, just a clean, glorious icon of Romanesque architecture, typical of Early Renaissance Italy.

Its construction was started in 1173.  Trouble is, it started sinking after only 3 stories were built in 1178, so they stopped for c 100 years.  It was finished by Giovanni di Simone in 1372.

It is actually breathtaking.  Craftsmanship to remember, although you can sack the geotechical engineer of the time!

1 comment:

  1. Oh well done Col, you are an engineering genius, it's now straight again!


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