Description The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) or simply the Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry.Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the foundation to shift direction.
Michelle Lambert Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement My photography attempts to combine my love of traveling and photography by capturing the essence of different cultures and their unique beauty. Each country I have visited has its own mannerisms, architecture, and color of life. It is these differences that so fascinate me, and I can not help but get excited whenever I get to capture these differences on film... or more currently, on digital film. I have been to Ireland, Scotland, Italy, France, and Germany, and lived in England with my husband for a time. It is our hope that we can one day live there again. How I miss being able to hop on RyanAir and go to Paris for the weekend!