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The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Piazza del Miracoli in Pisa, Italy, is home to the Pisa Cathedral, its campanile - the Leaning Tower of Pisa - and the Pisa Baptistry. The cathedral was consecrated in the early 11th century followed by the Baptistry in 1363. The campanile was completed in 1372, but its faulty foundations have caused it to lean since construction was started. The tilt has been as much as five degrees, but it has been stabilized and now leans by approximately four degrees.

Pisa Cathedral - January, 1988
The Leaning Tower of Pisa - January, 1988
Pisa Baptistry - January, 1988
Side View of Cathedral - January, 1988

All images © James E. Beyer