Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

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Whenever I travel one of the things that changed the most is my waking up habit.
I am usually the first one at the breakfast table, the first one out of the hostel, a total three sixty from my real life where I constantly hit the snooze button for a five more minutes sleep.

I rise up early when I travel as to do with my eagerness to start my day relatively early in order to embrace the bareness of a new city, an excitement to explore and partially claim a town on my own.

I reap the rewards of this habit numerous times but the greatest outcome is always the simplest pleasure of having still and unfiltered mornings.

I took the first train out of Florence and for rising up early, I arrived into one exceptional morning at Pisa, Italy.
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At most cases, people come and go in Pisa.

They take a jump shot at the Leaning Tower and hurriedly move onward to the next destination, sadly they missed out at least seeing the town itself.
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Initially blanketed by morning mist which turn into an exceptional weather, there was no need to hurry and reach the famous tower for there was this great satisfaction of discovering Pisa almost empty streets.
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At the end of the short walk from the train station, against the backdrop of a blue sky and peeking in between the neighborhood trattoria and farmacia signs is the one and only Leaning Tower of Pisa or Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa).
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Within the vicinity of Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), built as a free standing bell tower for the Duomo di Pisa (Cathedral of Pisa), the Leaning Tower of Pisa is famous for its 3.97 degrees unintended tilt, historically attributed to the unstable and weak subsoil foundation as the primary cause as to why the tower lean from the very beginning.
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The white marbled tower was completed after almost 200 years of construction under different architects who not only continued what each predecessor has completed but for most cases each tried to make adjustments from preventing the tower from leaning even further.

I was about to assume that the local residents has seen it all when it comes to tourists, the tower and picture taking, but still I wont forget the smile of one elderly couple as the passed by a tourist uncomfortably twitching and lying on the ground all in the name of one perfect souvenir shot.

That is the effect of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to everyone, it is one of the many wonders in the world where many visitors have wholeheartedly embraced the concept of jump and trick shots.
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