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... are scattered throughout. Many of the tombs, some in effigy relief, are part of the marble flooring, while others are the reused roman sarcophagi. The walls are lined with floor to roof frescoes.
History states that in the 12thC, returning from the crusades, shiploads/shitloads of sacred soil were brought back from Golgotha/Cavalry where Christ was crucified. This soil was then deposited here, thus making the Holy Field. ...
... suburban train network. Ably assisted by a charming local female - that Bob thought was supplied by the local Firenze tourist bureau (later to "request" 5 euros for her "services") we got a ticket and are on our way. Early warning of time to be careful of "rip-offs" - apparently Firenzi station is loaded with "helpers" just looking for strangers like us! On arrival at Pisa Central,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Bob's Tuscan vegetable soup from the ...
... not in Italy--maybe I'd need to change atmosphere. And maybe I'd need to slow down a bit so I could catch up on my writing, my emails, and organize my pictures... but I don't feel saturated as I did at the end of my second longest trip in 2009. I feel I really could just wander on and on and on, keep discovering new places... keep playing music on more parkbenches. I'm not sure I would want to... there are other aspects to my life that have ...
... the area that contains the cathedral and the leaning tower – and despite all the tourists and the multitude of people try to sell you souvenir **** – it's a pretty beautiful area.
Of course we all posed for the obligatory "look at me I’m holding up/pushing over the tower" – some of these shots have turned out quite well.
The tower was closed in 1990 for strengthening ...
"I'm tilting left like the tower out in Pisa!"
The Tower of Pisa is another one of those things I've always wanted to see in person. It's really true, our school books weren't lying. The building is definitely on an angle and looks like it should fall over any second! It was a fun place to hang out for a few hours. Kind of annoying but they don't allow you to be on the grass. There were people already out there so we were able to enjoy it for awhile ...