Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Leaning Tower

We traveled to Pisa from the port of Livorno by bus [a terrifying experience at the hands of a driver who couldn't be bothered to sell tickets and drove at speed with one hand on the wheel while texting with the other].....and train [cheap and relatively safe!].
You can actually see the Leaning Tower long before you reach it......as you walk through crowded,but attractive streets of beautiful old buildings.......just follow the crowds.......no need for directions......a pretty amazing sight.
It's almost impossible to take photos without getting dozens of people in them.......but we did the usual 'holding up the tower' tourist bit.......and if you actually want to go inside the tower you apparently have to book months in advance.
I tried a bit more stamping on these pages.....you can just about see the texture stamping on the right hand side......and I definately need some more practise with alphabets!!

14 comments:

Cheri said...

Great layout Jacky - on my list of things to see "one day"...

Gem's Crafts said...

Your photos are gorgeous, it makes me really want to go there!

Angelfish said...

I love the stamped bunting on your LO Jacky :o) Thanks for your kind comment about the hearts on mine, they were supposed to look like bunting too.
Fiona x

Sian said...

Wow, your holding up the Tower photo worked a treat! I love the doilies on this to echo the decorations on the Tower. Very nice choice.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love that color blue! I've never successfully managed the "holding up a sign" trick in photographs; yours worked great.
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

I would love to visit Pisa & see the tower! Some gorgeous photo's on these pages & I think your alpha stamping's pretty spot-on!! Those paper clips are a great addition too! :D

Alison said...

Great pics...and the banner stamp has worked really well!
Alison xx

Chris said...

Gorgeous layout Jacky and the tower is an amazing sight I agree! Love the stamping you did on the page and the bunting. Hugs, Chris x

Beverly said...

I love the bottom right pic in the first layout, such a different perspective from all the pics one normally sees of the Tower :)

Sandra said...

That's such a fun photo of holding it up. I love that you've also included your tickets ... You've captured your trip on your pages

catherine said...

Such fantastic layouts and everything goes so well with your photos. Love the extra stamping you have done
x catherine

Abi said...

Lovely layouts. I have never seen the tower but would love too. Great photos too.

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Your photographs and the layouts look wonderful Jacky!
Hope you are having a lovely week,
Susan x
P.S Thank you so much for linking to my Giveaway!

Karen said...

Great photos, and I love the doilies as a journaling spot. I'd never think of that.