Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo

The famous leaning tower in Pisa is nothing more than the bell tower for this building, the Cathedral. And as impressive as the tower is for not having fallen over, the Duomo is equally impressive for it's sheer scale.

This straight-on view gives a sense of the scale but shows nothing of its length. In fact, the distant end of it is far enough back that you can't even see the transept from this view. The facade dominates all. The transept and the apse can be seen in a photograph I posted a while ago.

It is said that Galileo first figured out his pendulum theory watch a lamp swing back and forth in the Duomo. True? No one really knows but, one thing is for sure: Galileo has been here.

Amazing.

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

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Taken: 2009-05-24 12:24:37
Posted: 2013-01-14 | 22:59





Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo

The famous leaning tower in Pisa is nothing more than the bell tower for this building, the Cathedral. And as impressive as the tower is for not having fallen over, the Duomo is equally impressive for it's sheer scale.

This straight-on view gives a sense of the scale but shows nothing of its length. In fact, the distant end of it is far enough back that you can't even see the transept from this view. The facade dominates all. The transept and the apse can be seen in a photograph I posted a while ago.

It is said that Galileo first figured out his pendulum theory watch a lamp swing back and forth in the Duomo. True? No one really knows but, one thing is for sure: Galileo has been here.

Amazing.

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

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35mm Focal Length:
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 180


Taken: 2009-05-24 12:24:37
Posted: 2013-01-14 | 22:59


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