Friday, March 23, 2012

Mediterranean Cruise ~ Pisa, Italy ~ Part 11

It is Sunday, September 18, 2011. We docked in Livorno, Italy about seven in the morning. The forecast was for a cloudy 80 degree day. We exited the ship and found there were vans parked at the dock, looking for cruisers who may need a ride. We spoke with a driver and found if eight people rented a van the price was very reasonable for the WHOLE day. 

Since there were four of us already we only needed to find four more people. That didn't take long! As luck would have it there were four young ladies looking for a cab also. We had a lot of fun with these girls. I was impressed these young girls found the ways and means to enjoy a cruise such as this.

Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pisa, Italy. Photo taken September 18, 2011 by Cheryl Palmer.

Our first stop was to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Here is a close up, taken from the bottom of the tower. 

Now, a close up of the top of the tower....

Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pisa, Italy. Photo taken September 18, 2011 by Cheryl Palmer.

Beautiful architecture!  If you notice, the angle of the camera along with zooming in, makes the top of the tower look almost straight! Actually, if you walk around the tower, there are areas where the tower actually looks kind of straight!

The picture below shows several people who went to the top of the tower for the view. We chose not to take the time to go to the top as we were on a time schedule and were lead to believe we didn't want to spend much time here (can you believe that???), we would want to save that time for our next stop. Hard to believe, really, but we took heed of the message.

Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pisa, Italy. Photo taken September 18, 2011 by Cheryl Palmer.

Walking around the tower, you find there are other views more like the ones we see all the time. Here I am holding up the tower ~

Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pisa, Italy. Photo taken September 18, 2011 by Cheryl Palmer.

I was amazed to think I was actually standing in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever expected that I would be there! It was surreal. 

Here are my husband and I (a bit blurry) with the leaning tower, really leaning! This picture also shows the main door to the tower~

Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pisa, Italy. Photo taken September 18, 2011 by Cheryl Palmer.


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