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Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Sergey Dolya • 4 minutes read • April 12th, 2016

I remembered the 

Leaning Tower of Pisa

for two things. Firstly, while climbing the spiral stairs inside, it seemed that the tower was rocking, like waves. And secondly, it was insanely funny watching the crowds of tourists taking pictures with their hands raised, visually trying to keep the tower from falling...
All the sights of 

Pisa

are located on one square, with the fabulous name "Field of Miracles". The white marble 

Baptistery

, Cathedral and the famous tower, as well as the performing function of the bell tower, erupt from green lawn:

The tower was first constructed in 1173, and soon after, the tower began to fall to one side because of the poor construction of the base. Despite that, 177 years later, the tower was put into operation:

You can climb the tower via the spiral staircase, encircling it from the inside. Already at the entrance, you can see how tilted the building is:

While climbing the tower, I got the impression that it was rocking, like waves. Depending on the inclination, you lean on one side of the wall or the other. Rubbing marks on the steps also move from one side to the other:

At the end, the staircase became very narrow:

From the top, there was a beautiful view of the Field of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli):

During the descent, I noticed a hole in the door and was able to look into the "interior" of the tower:

While I was climbing the tower, the square became filled with tourists:

Everyone was taking pictures in similar poses. They angled the camera so that it looked like the person being photographed was either pushing the tower back in place, or holding it as if they were about to drop it.

But from the side, it looked quite comical:

From Pisa, we moved to nearby Florence.
Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com

Translated by: Gian Luka

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