The Duomo (cathedral) in Pisa is the whole centre of one of the most famous tourist destinations in the whole of Italy. It is an ornate and elaborate building and it dates back to medieval times. The cathedral features strong marble columns, with decorative Corinthian style capitals, which line the interior.
Most of the cathedral was destroyed by a fire in 1595, but some parts of the cathedral survived and the columns were part of this because they are constructed of marble and won't burn in a fire. These columns are referred to as 'classical recycled columns', which means that their design is a classical one and the same design is used in these columns. This is so that the cathedral itself can still be traditional and have a classical clean look about it, but it can also be a representative of more medieval architecture and the two styles can be interlinked. This cathedral has styles of Romanesque, Islamic and Byzantine architecture as well.
This Duomo is one of the most visited places in Pisa as it stands right beside the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. If you want to see a multitude of architectural styles all in the same place then the Duomo is the place to see, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site which means it will be protected for years to come.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/4.0, exposure time of 16/10 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.
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