The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

One starts to notice that every structure more than, say, six stories in Venice leans. Not quite a leaning tower of Pisa lean, but a lean nonetheless. I can't imagine that it's very easy to build a tall structure in a lagoon and I have to get them credit for even trying. It's a fairly ambitious thing but Venice was once the richest city in Europe and had architects willing and money to burn on things like that.

The original bell tower, built in the fifteenth century, fell in the seventeenth century and was rebuilt. I can only assume that it leaned a little too far. In fact, the entire church and the monastery that is attached to it (or is the church attached to the monastery? I can't tell.) were rebuilt after an earthquake destroyed them in 1223.

My other photos from Venice can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 66 mm
35mm Focal Length: 99 mm
Exposure: 25 sec
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 100


Taken: 2009-05-28 12:15:26
Posted: 2012-01-17 | 00:17





The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

One starts to notice that every structure more than, say, six stories in Venice leans. Not quite a leaning tower of Pisa lean, but a lean nonetheless. I can't imagine that it's very easy to build a tall structure in a lagoon and I have to get them credit for even trying. It's a fairly ambitious thing but Venice was once the richest city in Europe and had architects willing and money to burn on things like that.

The original bell tower, built in the fifteenth century, fell in the seventeenth century and was rebuilt. I can only assume that it leaned a little too far. In fact, the entire church and the monastery that is attached to it (or is the church attached to the monastery? I can't tell.) were rebuilt after an earthquake destroyed them in 1223.

My other photos from Venice can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 66 mm
35mm Focal Length: 99 mm
Exposure: 25 sec
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 100


Taken: 2009-05-28 12:15:26
Posted: 2012-01-17 | 00:17


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