Friday, October 8, 2010

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The day we when to Pisa it was a  scorching hot Sunday with clear blue bright sky . It was my idea and my childhood dream. DH was too tired of driving from Zurich to Venice. So we took a train. It was a pleasant journey. We changed the trains at Florence. We walked near by for a hour or two before boarding the train to Pisa. We had been to Florence in winter season. It was a totally different place in Summer. Very lively and vibrant. There was a street markets selling all kinds of pretty things, leather goods, souvenir, scarves etc 

Finally boarded the train to Pisa. It was a smaller one packed full with tourists who were eager and excited to see the leaning tower of Pisa. It is fun to see people from all over the world talking about their travels..
From the station we started walking towards where we thought the leaning tower of Pisa is. After travelling so much we have developed a sense of direction like a compass or something.

We followed the signs and road map. Since it was Sunday, except for the tourists no one was around. It was quite an experience walking on the empty streets, old buildings with beautifully carved wooden doors, closed shops( DH was so happy(lol)) Finally after 45 minutes we saw the tower. It looked as stunning and breathtaking as it looks in pictures. 

I wanted to go to the top of the tower . Only guided tours are allowed. The last one had just went inside and the next one was after 3 and a half hours. So we decided to skip it. We took all kinds of pics... trying to push the tower, trying to hold it from falling, touching its tip, pushing it with fingers etc etc.. Here is one such pic..

DH had a very Italian pizza and I had minestrone soup( I never had a better one except in Italy) and we headed back.. Again while coming back we stopped and toured in Florence.

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Marites said... got me jealous. this is one place i'd really really like to visit someday soon. Realy great captures and it's really nice to see that there are just a few people around. Too bad you couldn't climb the tower, maybe someday. have a good weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never seen such close photos of the tower before! Love the detail of the architecture!

Anonymous said...

oh my!! the pics are so amazing.. I love the clear blue skies.. awesome!

Smita Srivastava said...

Enjoyed the beautiful virtual trip !!!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Marites, Greyscale,Patty and Smita!! Have a nice weekend!!

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

When I was a kid I lived in Germany for 4 years. We went visiting all over Europe. I remember this beauty. I must have been 7 or so and my sister is 8 1/2 years older. At that time you could go up without a tour. My Mom would not let me go but my sister got to. I was so mad. At the top she leaned over and waved and I burst into tears.

I love your pictures they are terrific!

arul said...

great capture of pisa tower