Sunday, September 20, 2009

PISA - tower pictures and nap time.

 A 15 foot lean from the vertical

For those of you who follow this blog regularly, you know that taking funny pictures is a top travel pastime - and Pisa's famous Leaning Tower is a classic place for creative pictures. Sporting the "gangsta lean", the cathedral's gorgeous bell tower is still held in place by people like me (right), day and night.

Team Firenze (our traveling group name) kicked off the weekend with a half day in Pisa. There isn't too much to see in Pisa outside of the Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) - the location of the bright white marble "Pisan Romanesque" buildings: Duomo (cathedral), Leaning Tower, Baptistery and the Camposanto Cemetery.

After taking pictures with the leaning tower, eating lunch at a kebab place (you had to be there to appreciate that experience) and exploring the Duomo (VERY beautiful inside - left), we relaxed on the pristine lawn of the Campo dei Miracoli (below), chatting, listening to Beth sing "Best Friends" by Aqua and napping. I've been having really good luck lately finding music that fits my current state and have been carrying my iPod around much more recently - life is much better with the right soundtrack. From Pisa, we caught the train to the wonderful walled town of Lucca...

1 comment:

  1. random thoughts about your post. 1. i saw an episode of house hunters international and the woman bought an apartment in lucca- it looks very cute. 2. it makes me think of my cat luecha.. tear tear. hope you're having fun!