Pisa Wasn’t A Pisa Cake After All | Pisa, Italy
Here’s to hoping you got the pun in the title.
Loads of tourists flock to Pisa to see its leaning tower. It is, after all, a sight to behold. A gorgeous tower with intricate details carved on its columns. A breathtaking edifice with a major flaw – one that attracts multitudes to see it with their own eyes.
Pisa in a nutshell:
The Tower of Pisa began in 1173 and took over 300 years to build. Mid-construction, the builders noticed the tower started leaning. They found it was due to the soft ground the tower was built on – it just couldn’t bear the weight. As a result, the ground shifted and the tower leaned.
From what I’ve heard, the tower was only fully stabilized and said to stop moving during its 2008 construction.
We chose against going up the tower and remained marveling from the ground instead. Maybe it was because our legs were still acting up from our previous trip. Or maybe it was because of the pricey ticket fee. Whichever it was, we were completely fine ogling from below.
Oh wait, now I remember. We had too much fun posing with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, to bother going up flights of stairs.
When in Pisa, do as the tourists do and pose with the Leaning Tower. As corny as it may be, it’ll still be a great memory.
By the way, the earlier you are, the less crowds there will be. That being said, if you want to get an amazing photo with no one hogging your foreground and background, be prepared to wake up early.
Vergs had fun working the camera that day. He had the most outrageous poses. Even the tourists couldn’t stop but stare (and laugh). Out of the many photos I took of him then, I figured it’d be best to only upload the one above. The others are far too inappropriate. Yup, I married the funny guy. Haha!