|Pisa's Piazza del Duomo at sunrise.|
|The Pisa "Prato dei Miracoli" (Meadow of Miracles) as seen by the French artist, Charles Louis Clerisseau, in 1757. The baptistery is to the left. Artists have long tended to exaggerate the tower's lean slightly in their renderings.|
|Inside the campanile, seven bells for seven musical notes.|
|Today, the tower leans at around four degrees, about the same angle as in 1838 |
(though you'd never guess it from this horrifying 1830 color etching).
|The solution looks simple and logical|
enough, but took 26 years to devise.
|Only in seeing the entrance to the tower can one accurately judge the extent to which the tower tilted over the centuries and the massive effort to make it right (almost).|
|Having straightened up the place somewhat,|
they decided to clean it up too.