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Aug '10

High-Tech Backwash

SUBMITTED BY: Beth H. LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2010) Nothing’s classier than modern art that spits in your hand!

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Aug '10

Fight the Power (from a distance)!

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman    LOCATION: Berlin via Washington DC (2010) This kind of aggressive posturing at the Berlin Wall once might have attracted gunfire from the East Side. But in Washington’s flashy Newseum — the mainstream media’s shrine to itself — it is quite safe to be a rabblerouser. The Newseum also has an authentic […]

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4
Jun '10

Primping like Cleopatra, Flirting with Camels

Looks like Paris Hilton might be the ultimate Tacky Tourist Queen! Not only is she doing the “Walk Like an Egyptian” pose at Cairo’s top tourist attractions, she also ups the ante by flashing cleavage in her backless maxi dress.  Only a Cleopatra wig and Bangles soundtrack would complete the scene. According to the London […]

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Mar '10

Is European bird poop any classier than American bird poop?

SUBMITTED BY: Douglas Mack    LOCATION: Venice, Italy (2009) The pigeons in New York and Boston are virtually flying rats, perhaps the filthiest birds in the urban biosphere. So what makes their brethren any more appealing in London’s Trafalgar Square or Venice’s Piazza San Marco? Why would anyone want to channel their inner St. Francis […]

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Jan '10

Top of the Pyramid: Egyptian Cheerleading Tryouts

SUBMITTED BY: Emily Berezin   LOCATION: Cairo, Egypt (2009) Wouldn’t the Middle East Peace talks be a little less boring with cheerleaders? This once-in-a-lifetime pose was not done with Photoshop or trick photography. Emily simply jumped off the camel, which is resting on its stomach on the scorching desert sands of Giza. Emily’s enthusiasm, optimism and […]

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9
Nov '09

Straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

SUBMITTED BY: Kris Lucius    LOCATION: Pisa, Italy (2003) It’s not as edgy as the Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa, but you have to give Kris credit for wanting to fill his vacation photo album with something different than the “Holding Up Pisa” cliche. Not that there’s anything wrong with the people who do enjoy Holding Up […]

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26
Oct '09

Leap of Faith: Tourist Joy in the City That Never Smiles

SUBMITTED BY: Brandon Seppa    LOCATION: Red Square, Moscow, Russia (2009) Despite having whimsical cupcake churches like St. Basil’s Cathedral near the Kremlin, our Russian-born sources swear that Moscow is the city that never smiles. That doesn’t stop the exuberant Brandon from expressing his zest for life. Twenty years ago, this kind of nonconformity may have […]

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2
Oct '09

The Ugandan Tourist Trap: Milking the Equator for all it’s worth

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson LOCATION: Uganda (2006) Photojournalist Brian Henderson was in the region “raising awareness,” as he puts it, for the Batwa Pygmies. But he also found time to raise awareness about the Equator, the often-celebrated-but-misunderstood imaginary line at zero degrees latitude. We’re just thrilled that we can now fill in Uganda on our […]

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Sep '09

The Golden Gate Appetizer

SUBMITTED BY; Brian Henderson   LOCATION: San Francisco, California Those Creature Double Feature monster movies are always attacking New York or Tokyo. It’s about time another city got picked on! (Brian Henderson is a photojournalist with an uncanny ability to dance like a Dr. Seuss character).

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16
Sep '09

Footsies (or yoga) at the Louvre? What are these tourists doing?

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman    LOCATION: Louvre Fountains — Paris, France (2009) This is either an inside joke or the next Benneton jeans ad. Strike that. If this were a Benneton ad, there would be a female priest and a female rabbi making out, with each one being a different ethnicity just to rile up people […]

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Sep '09

The Eiffel Tower Dunce Cap

SUBMITTED BY: Brandon Pusey    LOCATION: Paris, France (2009) OK, so this Eiffel Tower hat trick isn’t perfect. The white tourist van protruding from Brandon’s cheek kills the magic. It’s extremely difficult to coax foreigners to choose a different parking space — especially in a foreign language in a foreign land. It should be noted […]

Mon
14
Sep '09

Improv at the Eiffel: 6 photography tricks you can stage at any world landmark

SUBMITTED BY: Brandon Seppa, Tara Seppa, Ilya Mirman, Barrie Mirman, and Brandon Pusey LOCATION: Paris, France (2009) We launch France Week with perhaps the most iconic tacky tourist landmark besides the Leaning Miniskirt of Pisa. Our Tacky Team skipped over the traditional hold-the-famous-landmark-in-your-palm and goofed around with other poses. Unlike the congested trick photography lanes […]

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13
Sep '09

Tacky Tourist Photos announces the launch of FRANCE WEEK!

France means many things to many people. For military strategists, it is a place to ruminate about the dumbest national defense plan EVER, the Maginot Line. For Sylvester Stallone fans, it is the place where Sly once played goalie against an All-Star Gestapo soccer team and showed that anything is possible if you grunt and […]

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Sep '09

San Francisco’s Leaning Houses of Pisa

SUBMITTED BY: Charley Ferrari    LOCATION: San Francisco, California  (2007) The classic 1966 Batman TV series with Adam West introduced us to the mystique of the canted angle, which conveys chaos and confusion. But what does a reverse canted angle (when the earth is canted and you uncant it) mean? No, these aren’t the Leaning Houses […]

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4
Sep '09

Godzilla at the Louvre

SUBMITTED BY: Christos T.        LOCATION: Paris, France  (2009) The charm and romance of downtown Paris has worn off for Christos, and it’s time to go on a rampage! The Louvre pyramids have been haunted by urban legends that claim there are 666 glass panes. The museum flatly denies this, just as they would a picture […]