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Old April 21st, 2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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Pisa, Toscana (Italy)

Several months ago I moved from Leeds to the town of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy. I'll try to share some of the photography I've done since moving here


1. The most famous thing in the city - the cathedral (Il Duomo) with its belfry, famously known as the leaning tower (Torre Pendente)




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3. Via Borgo Stretto is one of the main streets of the town. Whereas the majority of tourists are concentrated near the tower, this is the street where the locals (or, well, the massive student population of the town) come to have a coffee during the day or some wine or beer at night. It's busy all day except maybe the early hours of the morning.




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Old April 21st, 2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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10. River Arno, one of the most important rivers in Italy.




11. I spent my first night in Pisa in Hotel Santa Croce in Fossabanda, established in an old monastery.




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Old April 21st, 2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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13. A couple more shots from Duomo.




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15. During the weekends the streets of the old-town are lined with little stalls.




16. Piazza Del Cavalieri

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Old April 21st, 2013, 10:35 AM   #4
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17. River Arno and Ponte di Mezzo (The Central Bridge)




18. Long exposure of evening sky above Arno. Monti Pisani, the hills situated between the towns of Pisa and Lucca can be seen in the background.




19. La Citadella - an old fortress on the outskirts of town.


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Old April 21st, 2013, 11:32 AM   #5
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lovely pics , lovely Pisa ...
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Old April 21st, 2013, 12:08 PM   #6
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Great pictures, thanks for sharing!
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Very nice shots!
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Great, very nice photos from Piza
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great thread @Vaidas....thanks for the fabulous photos.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 02:17 PM   #10
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Thanks for the comments, guys!

A few more shots taken just before Christmas with the decorations on Via Borgho Stretto.

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Old April 21st, 2013, 02:18 PM   #11
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Sometimes the town gets rather foggy.

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28. You can even hardly see the water just a couple of metres below.




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30. These shots were taken back in December. Christmas shopping at its peak in Via Giuglielmo Oberdan.




31. Torre Pendente is lit very well, and the lights look pretty in the fog




32. A replica of Capitoline wolf statue near the tower.




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35. Carabinieri




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38. A relic from the last century




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Old April 21st, 2013, 02:23 PM   #14
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40. Piazza Santa Caterina




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42. Large portions of the ancient city walls are remaining. This is one of the 9 or 10 gates into the old city centre.

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My favourite place for photography is near river Arno.

Pisa has a total of 7 bridges, all built in the 1940s-1950s. Large portions of the town were destroyed during WWII, including all of the old bridges.

43. Solferino bridge with La Citadella in the background.




44. Full moon over Arno. A little bit of Ponte di Mezzo (The Central Bridge) can be seen on the right,




45. Ponte di Mezzo and the tower of Palazzo Pretorio.




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47. River Arno can get quite fast-flowing after some torrential rains in Tuscany. This year there already were a couple of occasions when the water level got close to the top of the sidewalls.

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Really nice shots, lI specially love that foggy atmosphere of wintery Pisa. Hope for more pics
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Nice pics, thanks for posting
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Beautiful! From the river, it looks a lot like Florence.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:49 AM   #19
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Thank you all!
@RobertWalpole, not sure whether you know it, but it's also the same river
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Pisa ia one quaint, charming city. I visited her once and I can still remember I felt groggy when I climbed the leaning tower only to realize I was too hungry(for lunch) to walk and balance myself on that tilted tower.
I also notice and agree with you Robert that the city has similarity with Florence and I assumed maybe because of their proximity.

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