Jul 7, 2012

Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

picture of various tourists all posing like they are leaning on the tower of pisa

 

 

image of people pretending to lean on the tower of pisa in italy

 

 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry.

The height of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground on the low side and 56.70 m (186.02 ft) on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 4.09 m (13.42 ft) and at the top 2.48 m (8.14 ft). Its weight is estimated at 14,500 metric tons.

The most popular tourist activity at the tower is to pose for photographs pretending to “hold up” the leaning tower and prevent it from falling (captured in the photos above). The illusion is created through the principle of forced perspective.

Surely someone you know has done this very thing. How can you not? The tower is just standing there, all slanted and falling and everyone else is doing it! Well if you feel like putting a different spin on the classic pose, here are ten alternatives to leaning on the Tower of Pisa to get those creative juices flowing. If you have better/funnier examples, let us know in the comments!

 

 

1. Pretend to Kick it Over

 

kicking the tower of pisa over and being held up by two friends to get higher

 

 

 

2. High Five Other People ‘Leaning’ on the Tower of Pisa

 

high five leaning tower of pisa Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

3. Use the Tower as Something Else

 

funny leaning tower of pisa pose

 

 

 

4. Pretend You’re a Giant Picking It Up

 

lifting the tower of pisa funny Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

5. Make a Crude Joke

 

leaning tower of pisa funny 11 Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

6. Take Picture of Other People Making the Same Joke

 

guy smiling having fun at leaning tower of pisa Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

7. Make the Tower Look Miniature

 

big finger pointing at tower of pisa Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

8. Lean On Other People Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

leaning tower of pisa funny 9 Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

9. Put Your Hand Around Pisa’s Waist (requires editing)

 

leaning tower of pisa funny 7 Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

10. Take a Picture of a Souvenir/Treat in Front of the Actual Tower

 

licking posicle in front of tower of pisa Ten Alternatives to Leaning on the Tower of Pisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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