Small gothic church in Italy. by DocMikeB ()
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The town of Pisa is well known for the famous “Leaning Tower” and the Cathedral square.
But there are many others beautiful monuments. This is the Church “of the Spina”, built near to the river Arno in the Middle – Age. The style is Gothic (and not Romanic as many others temples in Tuscany). The white stone used is the same white marble of Carrara of the Leaning Tower.
At the end of XIX Century, to prevent the risk of inundations (the river Arno sometimes causes damages to buildings and bridges) this church was literally “moved” ( rebuilt some meters far from the water ).
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You have mastered the overarching concept of not breaking the build. Still computer memory cannot build many objects stone by stone to be restored by master masons centuries later. They are shells of the trades. Someimes it seems they are made of gooey spiderwebs that entangle more than bridge.