Art and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

A photo repeated a thousand times a day

Art holds up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Built originally as a lighthouse (Pisa was a port) the tower started leaning almost immediately, even before the fourth level was added. The rate of tilt has been dramatically slowed thanks to modern engineering. If the tower ever gets completely straightened, millions of plastic leaning towers sold around the famous place will have no place to go but the trash – which actually, isn’t such a bad idea.

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