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  • The Duomo and the leaning Tower of Pisa.
    The Duomo and the leaning Tower of Pisa.
    by Jerelis
  • Paulien and I in front of the famous tower.
    Paulien and I in front of the famous...
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  • Surroundings of the tower.
    Surroundings of the tower.
    by Jerelis

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    Tower of Pisa – Take the famous picture.

    by Jerelis Updated Nov 2, 2015

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    The most popular tourist activity at the tower is to pose for photographs pretending to “hold up” the leaning tower and prevent it from falling (captured in my own pictures as well). The illusion is created through the principle of forced perspective. Surely someone you know has done this very thing. How can you not? The tower is just standing there, all slanted and falling and everyone else is doing it! And so did we do as well … lol!

    Well, I also saw some people feeling like putting a different spin on the classic pose. These were some nice alternatives to leaning on the Tower of Pisa and I witnessed some creative juices flowing. If you have better/funnier examples, let me know in the comments! But, for example, I saw someone kicking the tower over. One funny picture was someone leaning on another person who was leaning on the tower itself. And the most funny picture is just to take one of all the people who are so creative.

    Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa
    Directions: Right at the touristic city center, can’t miss it!
    http://www.towerofpisa.org/

    The famous silly pictures made by others :) Surroundings of the tower. Go ladies!
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    Tower of Pisa – Iconic landmark.

    by Jerelis Written Nov 2, 2015

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    No visit to Pisa can possibly be complete without a visit to the Tower of Pisa. To be honest, there is not much else to see in Pisa other than the area immediately in and around the Field of Miracles. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Piazza del Duomo after the Cathedral and the Baptistery. The height of the tower is 55.86 meters from the ground on the low side and 56.70 meters on the high side. A clear fact that it is leaning.

    Tower of Pisa looks like a massive wedding cake knocked precariously askew by a clumsy giant guest. But anyway, once in Pisa it was impossible not to be in awe of this iconic landmark. Ok, so we missed our trip to climb up, but it's just lovely to see! I loved seeing people from all around the world having their photos taken 'holding up the tower' BRILLIANT! We were only there for an afternoon, took a little stroll, had an aperitif, a pizza and stayed most of the time at the Piazza dei Miracoli itself. Good times!

    Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa
    Directions: Right at the touristic city center, can’t miss it!
    http://www.towerofpisa.org/

    Close up of the famous leaning Tower of Pisa. Cyrille in front of the tower. Yes, Sam! You can do it!
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    Tower of Pisa – It is really leaning!

    by Jerelis Written Nov 2, 2015

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    Well hey, humans make mistakes! After all I think that no human is perfect. One mistake made in the 11th century resulted in a 14,500 ton leaning tower. This miscalculation would later become the ultimate symbol of the city of Pisa. During the summer of 2015 we were staying in Tuscany, near the village of San Vincenzo. It was more than an hour drive towards Pisa, but we simply did not want to miss the leaning tower of Pisa.

    Because we expected the tower to be a massive tourist trap we decided to visit it by the end of the afternoon. We arrived at the Piazza dei Miracoli (square of miracles), where the Tower of Pisa is situated, around half past 5 and noticed that most tourists already left the square and we were able to walk around the tower rather easily. Besides that we were also able to take pictures of the tower without hundreds of other people in front of it. The first thing I noticed that the tower is really leaning, no doubt about that!

    Address: Piazza del Duomo, 56126 Pisa
    Directions: Right at the touristic city center, can’t miss it!
    http://www.towerofpisa.org/

    The leaning tower of Pisa. Paulien and I in front of the famous tower. The Duomo and the leaning Tower of Pisa. Iris in front of the tower.
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    Propping up the Tower: a photo opportunity?

    by toonsarah Written Sep 16, 2009

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    As soon as you arrive in the Campo dei Miracoli you will spot them. Dotted around the Leaning Tower are pairs of people, one with a camera and one a short distance away. The photographer will be calling: “left a little … no, right … back up a bit … hand a bit higher”. Their friend will be shuffling around, trying to follow the instructions while avoiding everyone else doing the same thing. And what are they all doing? They are trying to capture the classic “joke” shot – “How I held up the Leaning Tower with one hand and stopped it from falling”. It’s corny, but almost everyone has to have a go.

    And did we join them? Check out photo 2 ;-)

    In the Campo dei Miracoli Propping up the Tower

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    Everybody does it!

    by cinthya_in_victoria Written Jan 3, 2009

    So don't you feel embarrased by making funny positions to get a nice shot. Of course people look at you when you are posing but just remember that there are a lot of people doing the same thing in the same moment!

    Unique Suggestions: smile and act like you don't care!

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    Pretty silly, isn't it?

    by meteorologist1 Written Dec 19, 2003

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    Many people take pictures of trying to push the Leaning Tower. I wonder who came up with this that is making everyone do it? It's definitely pretty silly. :)

    taking silly photos

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    Photo Op

    by jenn_d Written Apr 19, 2003

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    Had to be done...I didn't spend too much time setting it up as I was quite embarressed even to be attempting it. My only consolation was that countless people were doing the same thing.

    Lemming

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