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Jumping picture #1

Today a large group of us went to Pisa, mainly to see the Leaning Tower.  Our train left Castiglion around 8:30 this morning.  We had to take two trains...the first was from school to Florence, the second from Florence to Pisa.  Unfortunately, we took the regional train from Florence to Pisa, which stopped at every single little station on the way.  It took us about 3 1/2 hours to get to Pisa, so we really had a limited amount of time to stay there.  It was actually fine because besides the Leaning Tower and the surrounding church etc, there's not too much else to do anyways.

Funny pose 2
  We were all very hungry so we grabbed a quick lunch and then headed up the main road to the tower.  Apparently, there's school on Saturdays in Italy, so ALL the Italian kids were out and about in the town.  I felt pretty old actually.  Anyways, we turned the corner and there it was...peeking out above the buildings and yes, it was leaning.  It was pretty interesting to see just how many tourists were there just to see this leaning tower, technically an accident!  We began to take our pictures including a few "jumping" pictures (where we all jump in funny poses in front of some famous site).  The funniest thing to see would probably be the obscene amount of people taking the infamous "hands holding up the tower" picture.  I didn't really want to do it, but there's no way I couldn't...It's cheesy and everyone should just do it for fun!  I actually did a laying down, feet holding the tower pose.
Pow!
  Thought I'd mix it up a bit.  There were tons of souvenir shops along the side, so I perused those for a little while and bought a couple small things.  We had about an hour at the tower before we needed to head back towards the train station.  We spent the rest of the time taking funny pictures (even a few with our professor, Ken!)  We caught the 3:30 train back to Florence and then back to school.  Pisa was fun even though we had a very limited amount of time.  I think we spent more time on the train traveling than there, actually.  Oh well, it's one of those "gotta see" places just for the sake of it, I guess.  Even though I've been traveling for over a month, it's still weird that I've seen these places!  Maybe it'll be more realistic when I'm back home looking through my pictures...

 

 

krystieo says:
ahh fun picture taking in pisa!
Posted on: Oct 07, 2007
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Jumping picture #1
Jumping picture #1
Funny pose 2
Funny pose 2
Pow!
Pow!
Krystie eating the tower
Krystie "eating" the tower
Got ya little sucker
Got ya little sucker
I look like Im doing aerobics
I look like I'm doing aerobics
Veronica, Adam and Lesli giving th…
Veronica, Adam and Lesli giving t…
Yep, everyone looks really stupid …
Yep, everyone looks really stupid…
Superheroes!
Superheroes!
Whats up Peace-a! hahaha
What's up Peace-a! hahaha
What a good lookin group
What a good lookin group
Whats Camille doing?
What's Camille doing?
Funny pose 1
Funny pose 1
Shaun and his pirate friend
Shaun and his pirate friend
Im letting them do all the work
I'm letting them do all the work
Pisa
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