Fantasy: Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is known worldwide for being, well, a leaning tower. It wasn’t designed that was of course, and is actually the result of an overly soft ground and a poorly constructed foundation. The Tower leans at an angle of 3.99 degrees.
Upon your visit to Pisa, you will want to take a picture of yourself cleverly holding the tower up as if you alone possess the strength to keep this thing from falling. It’s a cliché but required photo op for anyone visiting.
Reality: Leaning Tower of Pisa
When you arrive at Pisa you’ll be in for more frustration than you originally bargained for. You’ll be one of a thousand or so tourists trying to get the exact same picture at the exact same time.
Also, the Tower is almost always under construction because its lean continues to increase and will likely end up collapsing. If you do decide to ascend the tower to the top, you’ll be faced with nearly 300 unbalanced stairs.