I visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy in the Spring of 2008. There were so many people running around it was like a zoo! I got tickets to go up the tower, but had to wait nearly two hours before I could go up. They don’t allow many people up at a time—only a dozen, if I remember correctly—because the tower is in a very precarious situation. They are doing everything they can to keep it from falling over, but it still keeps listing. It’s a rather weird situation to be in a building that is leaning so far to the side, but the view was worth the effort of climbing steps at a steep angle.
Gasp…where is the standard “I’m holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa” photo? 😉