Things Being Worn Down and Out Over the Years

Thanks to the places and items featured here and the wear and tear they’ve experienced, the passing of time has a startling visual representation.

Leaning Tower of Pisa’s Worn Steps

Image: Salena Lettera / The Daily Rant

Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa requires visitors to climb 296 steps in order to reach its peak and the awaiting seven historic bells tuned to the musical scale.

As you can see here, that feat of physical endurance has been attempted by thousands of individuals since the construction of the tower began in 1173. It is estimated over one million people visit the tower each year.

Although not all of them make the upwards trek these stairs show that, despite the lean, the tower was built to last.