Piazza dei Miracoli: Tourists

Even though it was a stinky, horrible, wet and cold day when we visited Pisa, the tourists were still out in force…….but then perhaps that’s not so surprising when you consider that the Piazza dei Miracoli gets something like two million visitors a year:

Tourists, Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

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5 Responses to “Piazza dei Miracoli: Tourists”

  1. Chillbrook

    I usually put an expletive before that word Mark not a nice Italian location 😀 I know, I really shouldn’t.. They do rather get in the way though don’t they? 🙂

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    • Mark Simms

      Haha……they used to really annoy me as well (and still do occasionally) but I’ve also learnt to use them to my advantage as they can add foreground interest and a sense of scale 😊

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  2. Vicki

    Ah yes…..the tourists…..I was one once (1970s), but I actually don’t remember the crowds being so bad that you couldn’t take good photos of the buildings. Back then I wasn’t a serious photographer though, so maybe I just didn’t notice.

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    • Mark Simms

      And I suspect because of the weather that on the day the crowds were a bit lighter for us. When something is that popular I do feel a bit sorry for the locals though as they will hardly ever get chance to enjoy it when it’s quiet. It’s good for the local economy though and ensures that these historic monuments will get preserved.

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      • Vicki

        I used to feel sorry for the locals once upon a time, but then realised how many of them depended on our tourist dollar so felt a little more comfortable, Mark.

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