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Never far from the next train trip we left Riomaggiore this morning, changing at La Spezia for Pisa.
Phil planned to straighten the Leaning Tower of Pisa with his swiss army knife. You just know no one else has tried that yet!
We arrived in Pisa on the train and stored our luggage at the station so we could catch a bus to the Leaning Tower. Met some Kiwis at the luggage storage and took them along with us.
Well Phil ...
... end of WW II, as the result of a bombing raid, the wooden roof burnt, with heat and debris generated destroying/damaging many of the sarcophagi and frescoes. Restoration work continues.
In the hall of frescos, "The Triumph of Death" and "The Universal Judgement" by Buonamico Buffalmacco in the 14th C have been restored and have been returned to the walls. The translation and interpretation of his work reflects the beliefs of the ...
... her and stood in the centre. Called for quiet, lots of shooshing, and then she started to sing tone notes. What an explosion of sounds, echos' bouncing off the walls and the ceiling in perfect pitch. She then changed notes and soon you could hear multi part harmonies floating around the room. All this from one voice. Just beautiful. She then left , we were then stunned as this was a great surprise.
Sat there for a while and took it all in then we walked up the ...
... 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 ...
After leaving Venice we headed to Nice and had a swim, the sea was so warm and salty but was very refreshing as it was extremely hot! From there we drove to Pisa and stayed there the night and in the morning we got up and found the Leaning Tower ...