[Video] The Leaning Tower Of Pisa Phenomenon

I’m not talking about the leaning tower itself. The phenomenon I’m referring to is the flock of tourists who come to Pisa for the main purpose of trying to get the most creative photo with the tower.

Watch my vlog here:


Location: Pisa, Italy (Fall 2018)

How did all this craziness start? Construction began in 1173. The Tower of Pisa started leaning by 1178 and was completed in the mid-1300s.

But it wasn’t until the 1900s that mass-produced cameras were invented. Somewhere along the way, one brilliant person decided, “Hey, take a clever photo of me looking like I’m trying to keep the tower from falling!”

Kate was here in Pisa, Italy.

From this angle, the tower is leaning to the left. In most published photos, it leans to the right. If you look closely at the humans below, many have their hands raised, trying to get a creative photo with the tower. On the left is the Square of Miracles. Trivia: The Tower of Pisa is also known as the bell tower, or campanile.

Fast-forward to the Instagram era and here we are.

Do you have any creative photographs with the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Share your links in the comments section below. They’re better than mine, I hope!



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