Polaroid Photo

Happy Travels!

Tacky Tourist Photos

Tacky Places. Tacky Poses. Tacky Things

Choose a Topic:

– Follow us!
Fri
21
Aug '09

The Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa

Elevating (or descending) to a new level of tacky tourist photography: Pretending to hold up the rear end of a tourist pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Elevating (or descending) to a new level of tacky tourist photography: Pretending to hold up the rear end of a tourist pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

SUBMITTED BY: Brad from The Terrible Catsafterme blog    LOCATION: Pisa, Italy (2009)

It takes a visionary to visit a tourist trap where everyone takes the same cookie-cutter photo and walk away with a shot that’s fresh and provocative.

It takes a sexist visionary, but who are we to point fingers after the Jessica Simpson “waxual harassment” debacle?

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the tourist flock here pretends to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa all day long (notice the people appearing to do tai chi). Brad caught his naughty friend, Chris, holding up a stranger’s miniskirt as she holds up the tower.

Get someone to hold up Chris’ rear end, and you have a brilliant spin-off of this classic Eugene Mirman museum pose.

For the record, we’re not sure if that is a miniskirt or a pair of microshorts. Any fashion experts in Tacky Tourist Nation who can help us out on this one?

Check out these other classic photo-ops at Pisa:

* Straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa
* San Francisco’s Leaning Houses of Pisa
* The Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa
* The Leaning Tourist of Pisa
* The Leaning Goldfish of Pisa

(Brad’s offbeat travelogues, celebrity encounters, and historical pilgrimages are archived at The Terrible Catsafterme.)

NOTE TO OUR VALUED FEMINIST READERS: Tacky Tourist Photos does not endorse imaginary sexual harassment in any form, but we do take our commitment to document these incidents very seriously. For the sake of equal exposure, if you know of any egregious tourist poses happening at Michelangelo’s David statue, please keep us in the loop!

4 comments »

4 comments to “The Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa”

  1. Tacky Tourist Photos » Blog Archive » San Francisco’s Leaning Houses of Pisa Says:

    [...] these aren’t the Leaning Houses of Pisa. Nor is it the aftermath of a routine San Francisco [...]

  2. The Terrible Catsafterme » Blog Archive » August and Everything During Says:

    [...] on a website called Tacky Tourist Photos. With permission, the owner of the site used a photo of Chris from Pisa and one from me in Vegas, that can be seen by clicking on the [...]

  3. Tacky Tourist Photos » Blog Archive » Improv at the Eiffel: 6 photography tricks you can stage at any world landmark Says:

    [...] We launch France Week with perhaps the most iconic tacky tourist landmark besides the Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa. [...]

  4. The Wander Woman » How to Make an @$$ of yourself in Italy Says:

    [...] Images courtesy of Tacky Tourist Photos [...]

Leave a Reply