White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy



Yes, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is still leaning and, yes, the tourists still throng there by the thousands even in early April on a weekday. (You can see the outside for free but must pay to climb the marble steps to the top). Construction began in 1173 and the lean began barely five years later.

Here's a view of the not-Leaning Tower of Pisa.

A local horse carriage driver using hand gestures to help accent his phone conversation.

Downtown Pisa along the Arno River.

This may be why the tower is still standing - thousands of tourists daily holding it up and pushing it ever closer to vertical.




It is an interesting comment on human behavior that hundreds of folks daily perform this very same act - myself included - of holding the tower from falling. It must be effective, the tower hasn't fallen yet.


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