|Name that tower.|
It has to be admitted that this entry is somewhat late. About a month late to be honest. We were passing through Pisa on the 9th. October. We took the photo, resisted the T-shirt but did succumb to a rather nice Italian coffee.
It is some years since I was last there - 1967 to be precise. It has not changed much. The tower is still leaning thanks to some British engineers who have created a concrete raft under the landmark so that it continues to lean but not topple.
It draws thousands of tourists - it has to be one of the 'must see' locations in the world. But, if truth be told, once you've seen it and taken the photo pretending to hold it up, there's not a lot left to do. You can again climb the steps and gaze out over the city beneath. I did that in 1967 but for many years it was 'no entry' because of safety fears. Safety fears in Italy - really?
Our visit to Pisa was unexpectedly extended. We got back to the car to discover a flat battery. Luckily Mrs. T. had taken out European Breakdown Cover and within an hour or so we were back on the road thanks to a very helpful Italian garage. We bought a new battery in Genoa. Why not Pisa you may ask. Well, it was lunchtime. Great if you want to buy a panini but not so good if you need a bag of volts.