SUBMITTED BY: Dan Epstein LOCATION: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2016) If you were alive in the 1970s, there’s no more irresistible photo-op than the statue of “Happy Days” icon Fonzie, the cooler-than-cool motorcycle mechanic who could snap his fingers and make any woman in the room fawn all over him – and fix a broken juke box [...]
Archive for the ‘Tacky Statue Poses’ Category
SUBMITTED BY: Bobbi Kraham LOCATION: Jama (Manabi Province), Ecuador (2016) On first glance, this roadside sculpture in Jama, Ecuador, appears to be King Kong, based on its damsel-in-distress design. A staircase inside the ape lets travelers climb up to the head and look out his mouth or squeeze inside his clenched hand. However, upon further [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Kaden Garnick LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2015) At Lego artist Nathan Sawaya‘s “Art of the Brick” exhibit, it’s much easier to channel “The Scream” than the Mona Lisa. Or is Kaden simply paying tribute to actor Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone?” (Kaden Garnick is a creative middle school student who loves Legos and [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman LOCATION: Maui, Hawaii (2014) One guest rule sorely missing from the Four Seasons Resort in Maui: Don’t leave saliva on the artwork. Sucking face with statues is a Tacky Tourist Tradition, whether it be the kissing the dry lips of the Egyptian Sphinx or puckering up with a common Boston Harbor [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Alexandra Pecci LOCATION: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts (2013) On the morning after their World Series triumph, we understand the impulse to show the Red Sox mascot a healthy dose of affection. But getting frisky with the statue of the mascot? That’s diehard! (Alex Pecci is a freelance writer and cooking enthusiast based [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Steve Buckley and Lindsay Berra LOCATION: Detroit, Michigan (2013) Boston greets you with its cute little ducklings. Philadelphia has a giant clothespin and the LOVE sculpture. Minneapolis is proud of their giant spoon. Detroit? Well, Detroit wants to punch you in the face. Exploring the Motor City before the Red Sox-Tigers playoff game, [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Jamie Thompson LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts (2013) Remember that Driver’s Ed test where the instructor would balance a cup of coffee on the dashboard and if it spilled, you’d fail your exam? Well, try clinging to a wild bronco (well, a stationary donkey) without spilling your Starbucks! (Jamie Thompson is the co-founder and CEO [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Erik Paulsen LOCATION: Bangor, Maine (1995) The lumberjacks of northern and central Maine claim that legendary giant Paul Bunyan was born there. The lumberjacks of Minnesota claim the Land of 10,000 Lakes as Bunyan’s birthplace. Who’s right? Who cares. The more kitschy Paul Bunyan statues in the world, the better. Bemidji, Minnesota has [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson and Anne Donelan LOCATION: I-95, Dillon, South Carolina Anyone who has ventured on a Florida roadtrip from any East Coast destination can attest to the marketing power of the South of the Border truck stop, a.k.a. “America’s Favorite Highway Oasis.” It’s relentless Beat Down Marketing, pummeling you with billboard updates [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Lillie Marshall LOCATION: London, England (2013) Lillie’s smitten by David Beckham’s mannequin alter-ego at London’s Heathrow Airport. But logic wins out over lust as she keeps a “hygienic half-foot distance from the already-slobbered-on” British soccer star. Besides imaginary romance (or “adultery” since her hubby was in plain view), check out Lillie’s other Best [...]
SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta LOCATION: New York, NY (2012) Every Manhattan tourist is familiar with the infamous Naked Cowboy (and Naked Cowgirl) in Times Square. But this mobile Gulliver-esque pose by King David must have been a stunning surprise! (Laura Molta is an award-winning filmmaker and TV producer based in Boston.)
SUBMITTED BY: Greg Constantine LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2012) … you won’t like them when they’re angry! (Greg Constantine is the Founding Director and CEO of Galaxy Editing).
SUBMITTED BY: Ari G. LOCATION: Seaside Heights, New Jersey (2012) When Curly Fries, Fried Pickles or Salt Water Taffy won’t do… there’s a snack for every kind of customer strolling the Jersey boardwalks. (Ari G. is a New Hampshire fifth grader who recently won the Sphinx Rodeo).
SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos LOCATION: London, England (2012) So maybe you can’t also be the Fastest Man on Earth, but you certainly can mimic his Greek mythology victory pose!
SUBMITTED BY: Marty Karlon LOCATION: Cape Cod, Massachusetts (2010) Sharing a first name with a concrete bear is no guarantee he won’t attack you. (Marty Karlon is a seasoned journalist and communication professional with a soft spot for community theater and a low tolerance for cookie-cutter press releases).