Leaning Tower of PisaPosted on May 23 in Europe, Slideby ShelynPrint
Leaning Tower of Pisa was once listed in Seven Wonders of the World but do you know that it has been removed from the list in 07-07-2007?
The New7Wonders organization has announced the New 7 Wonders of the World at the Declaration Ceremony on 07.07.07, as shown in the picture below. All The Official New 7 Wonders are equal and are presented as a group without any ranking.
Where is Pyramid? Well, it was removed from the voting after the complaints from Egyptian commentators and the claim from Egyptian Culture Minister Farouq Hosni that the New 7 Wonders of the World project was ‘absurd’. Hence, the New7Wonders Foundation designated the Pyramids of Giza — the only remaining of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World — as an Honorary New7Wonders Candidate. Too great to be competed with the rest.
But then again, I seriously think that Pyramids were built by aliens, or more precisely, it’s aliens’ architecture. So Egyptians don’t really have to be so resistant to the election of New 7 Wonder of the World.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, is located in Pisa, Italy.
If you have forgotten the reason of the leaning, I suggest you to upgrade yourself by reading through this post :p
The construction began in 1173 and the leaning began to become noticeable by the third story. The works ceased because it had started sinking into the ground. The tower leans because of the construction on soft soil, financial problems, and a lack of experience in the architects.
The government actually closed the tower to the public in 1990 because of safety concerns. After eleven years of restoration to prevent the tower from falling, it was reopened to the public in 2001.
The packed streets and marketplaces in Pisa can provide entertainment for hours, with many souvenir and handicrafts available for purchase. Too bad I didn’t take many pictures of the marketplaces. Back then I didn’t own a blog and thus, the pictures taken were very limited.