December 24, 2010 in I
No this is no good at all. This isn’t going to put us on the map. This country is full of cathedrals and museums and wonders all of which bring the tourists flocking. Rome has all that stuff from those old guys… can’t remember their name – Romans, that’s them. They’ve got Roman stuff. Florence has art work. The Venetians have even flooded their streets to bring tourists in. And what do we have? A tower. And not even a tall tower or an impressive one, just a bell tower next to a big church. Nobody is going to see this. Nobody is going to go out of their way to see a dull, white marble tower when they could go to Rome and watch a big building that lions used to eat Christians in. Are you sure the priests won’t let us carve pornography into it? People love it when artistic things are smutty – it makes them feel less inferior. Well then there aren’t really any options left are there? I mean religious frescos are all very well but everyone’s got one and when you’ve seen one image of Mary looking wistful you’ve pretty much seen them all. Hang on… is it my imagination or… if you stand here and look that way… does it look a bit off-centre to you? Not a lot, just a degree or two. Here’s a thought… get an engineer down there and bugger up the foundations a bit. Not too much, don’t knock it over. Just give it a bit of a list. Make that bastard lean. You watch, we’ll get tourists coming to Pisa by the end of the century, I guarantee it.