One Word Sunday: Lean

Debbie’s theme for this week’s ‘One Word Sunday’ is ‘Lean’.

My most obvious choice would be Italy’s world renowned ‘ Leaning Tower of Pisa’. This structure, begun in the 12th century is the free-standing bell tower of the cathedral complex in the medieval Tuscan town of Pisa. It stood upright for almost five years, but when construction was almost completed, because of the compaction of the dense clay on which its foundation was laid, the tower started to lean over to one side. Further work on it was halted for a hundred years, but since then more floors were added, which of course caused the tower to lean over even more. It’s quite a miracle that the tower is still standing and in 1987, the tower, the cathedral and the baptistry were together declared to be a ‘Unesco World Heritage Site’.

But how about this fun image of me in Punta Cana, exerting all my strength to hold up a leaning palm tree at the resort where we stayed? As you can see in the background, it wasn’t the only palm tree which looked as though it was about to fall over.

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. To join in Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday’ just click the link.

64 comments on “One Word Sunday: Lean

  1. Both photos did a great job of highlighting the word, Sylvia. I enjoyed the Pisa photo and the info you provided; and the leaning palm photo was great fun.

  2. A ha ha haaa… brilliant photos and that leaning palm tree was so lucky to have you. Am I to assume that you are still holding it! πŸ˜‰ πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Great photos, I never did get to see the leaning tower of Pisa, (can’t imagine I’ll get there now) and the palm you are are holding up reminds me that the telegraph pole in our street looks a bit like that….a bit of a worry!

  4. I love the word, β€œlean” because it reminds me that we lean on each other for support, for comfort, guidance and laughter. And strength as you have demonstrated with the palm tree. The builders never gave up on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, did they? Even when it was quite obvious something went terribly wrong. A wonderful word to begin my Sunday. Sending many hugs!!!

  5. We could certainly use you in Oregon to help hold up trees knocked down by storms. It might save us from some power outages. I’ve often pondered the question of why they don’t bury the lines… but I imagine they might be harder to repair… or perhaps it’s just a lack of imagination? πŸ¦‹ πŸ˜‰

  6. πŸ™‚ I enjoyed them both in very different ways, Sylvia. In one of the Chicago suburbs there’s a smaller but still sizeable replica of the Leaning Tower. It was quite something to come upon it without warning while driving. πŸ™‚


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