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(Some Guy)   Leaning Tower of Pisa restored to its original glory. With 'slideshow done right' slideshow   (theworld.org) divider line 49
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2011-07-09 11:35:42 AM  
oh my God, that is really a very miracle.
 
2011-07-09 11:41:22 AM  
A slideshow done in Flash is not a slideshow done right.
 
2011-07-09 11:45:57 AM  
wow! they really don't want birds to land in there.
 
2011-07-09 12:07:15 PM  
It's still crooked you idjits!
 
2011-07-09 12:10:38 PM  
at first I was like...

farm7.static.flickr.com

then I ...

farm7.static.flickr.com
 
2011-07-09 12:24:32 PM  

crypticsatellite: A slideshow done in Flash is not a slideshow done right.


It beats those stupid "refresh the entire page and move the navigation buttons every friggen image" ones tho..
 
2011-07-09 12:36:40 PM  
t0.gstatic.com

Ha ha foreigners are stupid illiterates
 
2011-07-09 12:40:08 PM  
Looks great. Now call me when some genius art restorators are able to replicate the melted frescoes in the Camposanto.
 
2011-07-09 12:47:06 PM  

Antagonism: oh my God, that is really a very miracle.


Damn you.
 
2011-07-09 12:49:57 PM  
 
2011-07-09 12:50:03 PM  
Why a slideshow at all?

Why not a grid of thumbnails, where clicking each will take you to that image at native resolution? Little "forward" and "back" buttons beneath each image?

Taking control from the user just results in a pissed off user.
 
2011-07-09 12:50:15 PM  
That last pic was soooooo clever!! I bet nobody else ever thought to do a forced perspective picture that made it look like you were holding up the Tower!! That was awesome!
 
2011-07-09 12:52:14 PM  

give me doughnuts: That last pic was soooooo clever!! I bet nobody else ever thought to do a forced perspective picture that made it look like you were holding up the Tower!! That was awesome!


static.black-frames.net

I really, really was hoping that a shot like that wouldn't be in the 'slideshow'...sigh.
 
2011-07-09 12:56:09 PM  

crypticsatellite: A slideshow done in Flash is not a slideshow done right.


fark'n THIS.
 
2011-07-09 01:01:28 PM  

calbert: give me doughnuts: That last pic was soooooo clever!! I bet nobody else ever thought to do a forced perspective picture that made it look like you were holding up the Tower!! That was awesome!

[static.black-frames.net image 500x516]

I really, really was hoping that a shot like that wouldn't be in the 'slideshow'...sigh.


i232.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-09 01:03:12 PM  
All that's left to do is euthenize the army of beggars that swarm the sidewalk cafes around Pisa. I actually threw a dinner roll at one pesky north African that wouldn't take no for an answer.
 
2011-07-09 01:15:13 PM  

Sick Old Farker: All that's left to do is euthenize the army of beggars that swarm the sidewalk cafes around Pisa.


Oh, you must mean the "elegant and unfairly maligned Roma people".
 
2011-07-09 01:24:32 PM  

chewielouie: calbert: give me doughnuts: That last pic was soooooo clever!! I bet nobody else ever thought to do a forced perspective picture that made it look like you were holding up the Tower!! That was awesome!

[static.black-frames.net image 500x516]

I really, really was hoping that a shot like that wouldn't be in the 'slideshow'...sigh.

[i232.photobucket.com image 500x667]


This one is great.
 
2011-07-09 01:33:15 PM  

Roook: It's still crooked you idjits!


They should click undo

img.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-09 01:49:33 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net
i don't know how perfect my picture would appear had the Pisa been pretty pristine.

aliteration.
 
2011-07-09 01:51:17 PM  
Subby, I see what you did there. You deserve a high-five.

humorpix.com
 
2011-07-09 02:23:43 PM  
The Leaning Tower is actually pretty damn cool to learn about. They struggled for a long time to figure out exactly why it was leaning, and how to properly combat it. I'm glad they were able to stabilize the tower, and happy that they've been able to give it a facelift for future generations.
 
2011-07-09 02:32:40 PM  
Weird. You'd think an organization like PRI would have to sensibility to not put a 3 meg photo in their article like that. If you drag it to a new tab/window, the original size is around 3500x1700. It's a nice photo to be sure, but that'll eat up bandwidth in a hurry.
 
2011-07-09 02:43:06 PM  

Antagonism: oh my God, that is really a very miracle.


Done in one. Came to say this and was WAY too late.
 
2011-07-09 02:45:04 PM  
Abbiamo vissuto vicino a piazza della miracolo per sei anni, quindi sono veramente ottenere un calcio di ...
 
2011-07-09 02:46:58 PM  

Spanky McStupid: Abbiamo vissuto vicino a piazza della miracolo per sei anni, quindi sono veramente ottenere un calcio di ...


Dovete essere in palestra in 26 minuti?

/Non che ci sia qualcosa di sbagliato in questo...
 
2011-07-09 02:54:38 PM  
In 1985, I actually got to climb the leaning tower. The stone steps were worn down from centuries of use, and the tilt gave you the unique sensation of walking upstairs and downhill at the same time.

/CSB
 
2011-07-09 02:58:18 PM  

omegazeto: Spanky McStupid: Abbiamo vissuto vicino a piazza della miracolo per sei anni, quindi sono veramente ottenere un calcio di ...

Dovete essere in palestra in 26 minuti?

/Non che ci sia qualcosa di sbagliato in questo...


Bravo, omegazeto! Si vince il internets!
 
2011-07-09 02:59:40 PM  

Cybernetic: In 1985, I actually got to climb the leaning tower. The stone steps were worn down from centuries of use, and the tilt gave you the unique sensation of walking upstairs and downhill at the same time.

/CSB


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I get that feeling all the time...
 
2011-07-09 03:26:51 PM  
And for the kitteh perspective, we take you to a lolcat on the scene...
images.icanhascheezburger.com
 
2011-07-09 03:28:09 PM  

CitizenTed: Sick Old Farker: All that's left to do is euthenize the army of beggars that swarm the sidewalk cafes around Pisa.

Oh, you must mean the "elegant and unfairly maligned Roma people".


No, you mean gypos.
 
2011-07-09 03:29:18 PM  
What is this tower for? What does it do?
 
2011-07-09 03:36:30 PM  

fisker: What is this tower for? What does it do?


It leans
 
2011-07-09 03:38:42 PM  

fisker: What is this tower for? What does it do?


It was built as a bell tower for the cathedral next door. It leans, and therefore attracts tourists like flies.

Any other questions?
 
2011-07-09 03:47:09 PM  

JohnCarter: fisker: What is this tower for? What does it do?

It leans


Twice.
 
2011-07-09 03:55:10 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Superman is glad to have a bit of his time freed up.
 
2011-07-09 04:09:20 PM  
The guy could stick his whole hand in the crack? Was this some Goatse reference?

/RTFA
 
2011-07-09 04:43:05 PM  

oldebayer: fisker: What is this tower for? What does it do?

It was built as a bell tower for the cathedral next door. It leans, and therefore attracts tourists like flies.

Any other questions?


Yes. How do we eat it?
 
2011-07-09 04:47:33 PM  

Spanky McStupid: Abbiamo vissuto vicino a piazza della miracolo per sei anni, quindi sono veramente ottenere un calcio di ...


Your Italian is horrendous.
 
2011-07-09 05:31:00 PM  

fisker: How do we eat it?


The tower can be eaten like an ice cream cone. For the cathedral, you need a big spoon.


www.towerofpisa.info

They actually sell ice cream in the square surrounding the place shaped like the tower.
 
2011-07-09 05:55:25 PM  

Cybernetic: n 1985, I actually got to climb the leaning tower. The stone steps were worn down from centuries of use, and the tilt gave you the unique sensation of walking upstairs and downhill at the same time.

/CSB



I was there in '80 on a field trip. Put money in the pay binoculars on the top, it ate my money, so I tilted it down and pushed the coin return. A bunch of change fell out!! 10 tilts later I had enough money to buy pizza for me and a few classmates!!

/CSB I guess.
 
2011-07-09 06:16:35 PM  

markie_farkie: Cybernetic: n 1985, I actually got to climb the leaning tower. The stone steps were worn down from centuries of use, and the tilt gave you the unique sensation of walking upstairs and downhill at the same time.

/CSB


I was there in '80 on a field trip. Put money in the pay binoculars on the top, it ate my money, so I tilted it down and pushed the coin return. A bunch of change fell out!! 10 tilts later I had enough money to buy pizza for me and a few classmates!!

/CSB I guess.


haha the funny things that become highlights our trips......
 
2011-07-09 07:48:49 PM  

markie_farkie: I was there in '80 on a field trip. Put money in the pay binoculars on the top, it ate my money, so I tilted it down and pushed the coin return. A bunch of change fell out!! 10 tilts later I had enough money to buy pizza for me and a few classmates!!


I loved the uselessness of Italian coin-operated machinery.
 
2011-07-09 07:58:50 PM  
Hey, my high school uses that slide show format for the website.


/CSB
//Not really
///Slashies
 
2011-07-09 08:18:43 PM  
this time they held anchovies!
 
2011-07-09 10:01:56 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: I loved the uselessness of Italian coin-operated machinery.


The upside of this was I had enough money left to order my first plate ever of Spaghetti Carbonara in Sienna... It was AMAZING!!!
 
2011-07-09 10:24:46 PM  
When my lady and I went there I took photos of the tourists taking photos of their friends doing the "holding up the tower" image.

the best part of that whole area (my opinion) are the restored frescoes by the Master of the Triumph of Death.

also, it's nice that the Gelitin Group's "Pink Bunny" is relatively nearby:

Link (new window)

when we visited the bunny it was a huge (and surprising) challenge to figure out exactly where it was; after a hitched ride with a local woman to a ski resort in the rain, we ran into some folks. "are you here to see the pink bunny?" I asked. the woman said, "are you?" I said yes, and she told me, "my husband (pointing to one of the guys she was with) is one of the artists and we just came here to check on it."
so we hiked with them through the mud and cows and it was one of the greatest moments, for me, of the entire trip to Italy.
 
2011-07-09 10:50:44 PM  

endtimethirtyfour: when we visited the bunny it was a huge (and surprising) challenge to figure out exactly where it was; after a hitched ride with a local woman to a ski resort in the rain, we ran into some folks. "are you here to see the pink bunny?" I asked. the woman said, "are you?" I said yes, and she told me, "my husband (pointing to one of the guys she was with) is one of the artists and we just came here to check on it."
so we hiked with them through the mud and cows and it was one of the greatest moments, for me, of the entire trip to Italy


I missed the bunny, but I did visit the Pinnochio theme park in Collodi, and got to stand inside Monstro the whale. Well worth a side trip.
 
2011-07-10 04:56:53 PM  
i192.photobucket.com
 
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