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