Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thematic photographic - At an angle

Carmi at the blog Written, Inc. posts a weekly photo challenge. This week, the theme is "At an angle."

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 When things get old - like several centuries old - foundations settle, ease, and slump. The skyline of Venice is eerily marked by the unsettling sight of bell towers, or campanile, that are akilter - like the tower of the Chiesa di San Georgio dei Greci, in Castello.

The tower began leaning shortly after it was built in 1592, and still hangs, as it has for centuries, poised, at an angle. What's the tipping point?

10 comments:

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Oooh, this photo almost makes me woozy. Between the bell tower, bridge, and buildings, it's hard to tell where vertical really is. Great shot!

Janet said...

amazing at how sloooooowwwwly it must tilt!

Bob Scotney said...

Everything seems to tilt. Have I drunk too much?

Karen S. said...

This is just what an angle calls for. What a lovely place.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

No wonder there's a leaning tower of Pizza!
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Lisa Shafer said...

Nice colors in this one.

Gilly said...

I heard the tipping point was dangerously near, and they have shored the thing up! Lovely photo!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

P.S. Your link at Carmi's has a slash where it needs a dot:

http://doves2day/blogspot.com

(After doves2day)
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Magaly Guerrero said...

This makes me think of home. No, not Venice, but buildings and shacks in the Dominican Republic that have been left forever leaning by cyclones.

Aunt Snow said...

Thunder - that's twice that you've let me know when I've goofed with my posting. Thanks for watching my back!