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Pisa, Italy

The leaning tower really needs no introduction because it’s just there…. leaning. Hahaha!  Prior to restoration work performed between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees but the tower now leans at about 3.99 degrees. It leans because the original builders designed the foundation poorly, but not so poorly that the tower has fallen that’s why it’s just leaning. Did you notice how many times I used the word “leans, leaned leaning” ?! This should be a tongue twister!

Before arriving to Pisa, our tour manager told us that whoever has the most interesting photo next to the leaning tower will win a bottle of wine. Of course, having a very creative mind I already knew what I’m going to do before stepping out of the bus. And who won? Me! Me! Me! Hahaha!

the award winning photo! lol

Having to see the Leaning Tower for the first time was a great experience. But I have to say that immediately after looking at the tower, (the tower is the bell tower for the very large cathedral next to it) I realized that it wasn’t that big at all.

Anyway, it was a very short visit and almost everybody was doing obligatory goofy photos of themselves with the tower. The only problem was that there’s nothing else to do in Pisa after seeing the tower. It’s still nice to see it though, if it falls over now I can say I have been there and done it.

 

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