SUBMITTED BY: Liz LOCATION: Italy (2009)
Would be great to set up a time-lapse video camera in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a year to document how many millions of photo albums contain this hokey photo gag.
Ironically, Liz and her husband Mike were unfamiliar with local tacky customs in Pisa and were curious why so many of their fellow camera jockeys were posing in midair for no apparent reason.
Even more amazing: That Liz’s gimungous black purse didn’t tip her over.
Fun Real Estate Fact: The Leaning Tower of Pisa dates back to 1174 — meaning that for centuries, tacky tourists here had to keep the “holding” pose for hours for a souvenir oil painting.
Do you have a pix like this in your vacation album? Please submit it here for a possible Leaning Tourist gallery!
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