Everyone knows the Italian city of Pisa for it’s famous Romanesque style building – the Leaning Tower. The reason that the tower leans is actually pretty interesting. War and financial difficulties interrupted its construction on several occasions, preventing the lean from being corrected. This allowed time for the soil underneath it to compress, thus stopping it from falling over. Construction began in 1173 and finally concluded in the mid-1300’s. Today, the tower leans at an angle of about 4 degrees. You learn something new everyday…you can thank me later 😀
You can check out my favourite pictures from Stresa here.