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walkenvol

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Pisa (butchered the spelling before) from memory was a fairly long drive to get there. I thought the adjacent church was beautiful. I thought the tower was incredible and couldn’t rationalize how it hadn’t fallen. I’d seen pictures and a documentary on tv where they had pumped concrete underneath it a few years back in an attempt to stabilize / straighten it somewhat. Seeing it in person was completely different for me. Wouldn’t be surprised to wake up any morning and read where it had fallen over. Not much there besides the church and tower except for the refugees trying to sell you crap that you’d never want. Glad I went but it’s probably a one time ever visit.

Don’t know if Europe is still being inundated with refugees, but it appeared to be a huge issue for them. Developed educated countries with distinct cultures and ways of life having all these nomadic uneducated and destitute folks floating up on their shores is a long term issue. My experiences there have helped shape my views on entry into the US by non-citizens which is it needs to be structured and not open boarders (JMO). If you are a 10th generation Barcelonian, your way of life is absolutely being changed and you had no say in it.
 

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Pisa (butchered the spelling before) from memory was a fairly long drive to get there. I thought the adjacent church was beautiful. I thought the tower was incredible and couldn’t rationalize how it hadn’t fallen. I’d seen pictures and a documentary on tv where they had pumped concrete underneath it a few years back in an attempt to stabilize / straighten it somewhat. Seeing it in person was completely different for me. Wouldn’t be surprised to wake up any morning and read where it had fallen over. Not much there besides the church and tower except for the refugees trying to sell you crap that you’d never want. Glad I went but it’s probably a one time ever visit.

Don’t know if Europe is still being inundated with refugees, but it appeared to be a huge issue for them. Developed educated countries with distinct cultures and ways of life having all these nomadic uneducated and destitute folks floating up on their shores is a long term issue. My experiences there have helped shape my views on entry into the US by non-citizens which is it needs to be structured and not open boarders (JMO). If you are a 10th generation Barcelonian, your way of life is absolutely being changed and you had no say in it.
Here are some other towers:
10 Leaning Towers of Italy (not just in Pisa)
Ha, Pizza. Maybe spell check/autocorrect. I misspell words all day long.
 

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