I got thrilled right away to see Pisa on the itinerary for our honeymoon journey in Italy. Then my excitement waned when I began to realize one thing.
“Oh no… Am I supposed to ‘lean’ on it, like everybody does?”
‘Lean’ on the Tower of Pisa.
When we speak about Italy, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is amongst the firsts that pop in our heads. Pizza is another, but just because this Italian delicacy and the old city sound alike, I was tickled to death when I heard somebody claiming that pizza originated from Pisa. Mamma mia!
It would have been a disgrace especially to the one who built it, purely because the Tower of Pisa is an architectural mistake. Interestingly though, this miscalculation had actually brought a symbol of civic pride. Especially for most cheeky tourists nowadays, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the perfect muse to practice the art of ‘forced perspective.’