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Fri
12
Jul '13

The Most Excited British Tourist in America

SUBMITTED BY: Danny Bent   LOCATION: Route 66, Northern Arizona (2013) Phone booths are a rare sight indeed these days, let alone foreign ones on American soil. So you’ll have to forgive the enthusiasm of backflippin’ Danny Bent, who did a one-handed handstand when he saw a vandalized booth from his homeland. This is not a [...]

Tue
27
Mar '12

Tutu in Times Square

Q: What do you call a hairy shirtless guy in a tutu lying on his back in the middle of the street? A: If you’re in Times Square, you call it Tuesday. Brooklyn photographer Bob Carey got some quizzical stares from New York City Police, who asked him if he was “well” based on his [...]

Fri
3
Feb '12

Look, Don’t Touch

SUBMITTED BY: Erik Paulsen   LOCATION: Times Square, New York City (2012) When posing for a Tacky Tourist Photo, it is usually customary to embrace the quirky statue or mascot as if you are best friends. Yet, there is something rather skeevy about getting intimate with a Naked Cowboy you just met. Enter the brilliance [...]

Fri
22
Apr '11

Good Hands, Bad Manners

SUBMITTED BY: Diane Garnick LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2010) Luis Aparicio’s Hall of Fame plaque mentions his 1956 Rookie of the Year Award, his nine Gold Gloves at shortstop, his nine stolen base crowns and his career fielding records for double plays and assists. But it says nothing about his love for the ladies.  By the [...]

Tue
18
Jan '11

Wedding Crashers — Vietnam Edition

SUBMITTED BY: Barrie and Ilya Mirman   LOCATION: Vietnam (2011) If you think this picture is a cute affirmation of warm U.S.-Vietnam relations, wait till you see the honeymoon photos!

Mon
27
Sep '10

Revenge of the LEGO Mummy

SUBMITTED BY: Darren G.   LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts  (2010) You’d also go ballistic if all your buddies were entombed in gold and you got stuck with the LEGO funeral. (ALSO SEE: “Top of the Pyramid: Egyptian Cheerleading Tryouts!“)

Thu
23
Sep '10

Flashing Larry King

SUBMITTED BY: Alice S.     LOCATION: Washington DC (2010) Wow. We’re speechless. Get ready for Season One of “News Junkies Gone Wild!” We haven’t seen wax museum behavior this crass since the “waxual harassment” of Jessica Simpson.

Fri
20
Aug '10

I’m King of the World!

SUBMITTED BY: Monica Brady-Myerov   LOCATION: California Channeling the spirit of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in public takes a lot of guts, especially if there is an anxious line of 12-year-olds behind you! (Monica Brady-Myerov is a senior reporter at Boston’s NPR affiliate, WBUR. She recently interviewed the Tacky Tourist Photos curators on the syndicated [...]

Sat
14
Aug '10

Human Speed Bump

SUBMITTED BY: Hector Alejandro Farias    LOCATION: Seattle, WA (2010) In the shadows of crazed JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, here’s evidence that poor judgment at airports is now a national epidemic.

Tue
11
May '10

Boston Marathon without a sweat

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson  LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2010) In the proud tradition of Boston Marathon legend Rosie Ruiz, who took the subway to the finish line, Brian shows what running 26 miles would look like if you didn’t actually have to do the running. When was the last time you saw a happy runner? (Photojournalist [...]

Sun
28
Mar '10

Posing with Evel: A Tacky Tourist Tutorial

Take a look at Tacky Tourist Photos co-founder and curator Darren Garnick in the picture above. Sure, he’s one of the world’s most knowledgeable authorities on kitschy travel snapshots. But even he can occasionally forget the basics. There’s nothing particularly bad about this photo, but there’s nothing especially creative about it either. The best Tacky [...]

Sun
14
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 [...]

Thu
25
Feb '10

Tigers and lions and bears, OH MY!

SUBMITTED BY: Ari Zackin   LOCATION: Sarasota, Florida (2010) Contrary to popular belief, a concrete tiger will never hurt you — as long as you leave it alone. (Ari Zackin and his father Mark blog about their travels at http://zackinfamily.wordpress.com )

Tue
23
Feb '10

President Barack Obama poses for a Tacky Tourist Photo

Barack Obama has millions of friends. Barack Obama has millions of enemies. We don’t get caught up in domestic political squabbles here at Tacky Tourist Photos, although we do occasionally stick our nose into international affairs. Bottom line is this.  TTP loves Barack Obama for fulfilling our spirit and mission during this 2006 campaign stop. [...]

Sun
17
Jan '10

Meet the world’s first toilet ventriloquist!

SUBMITTED BY: Tara Seppa   LOCATION: Instanbul, Turkey (2009) Rest assured, she only performs with clean toilet seats! (Travel junkie and adventure blogger Tara Seppa is currently based in Prague).