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4
Jun '12

Father Figure: Sitting on Fred

SUBMITTED BY: Al Kaufman   LOCATION: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2012) It’s always a “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” when you get to sit on Mr. Roger’s lap! It’s a fitting pose to pay tribute to the PBS sweatered icon. Good thing that sculptor Robert Berks did his research and didn’t believe the urban legend that Fred [...]

Sat
26
May '12

Stop Roman Around and Sing!

SUBMITTED BY: Rick Broussard   LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada (2012) Chorus of the Gods?  Rick’s melodic enthusiasm has little effect on his stiff back-up singers! If you happen to be at Caesar’s Palace, home of one of Evel Knievel‘s most bonecrushing stunts, make sure you keep your wife away from their flirtatious guards. (Rick Broussard, [...]

Sat
31
Mar '12

Dominoes Can Be Deadly

SUBMITTED BY: Traci and Matt Suppa   LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2012) Imagine getting crushed by a giant domino — like some kind of sadistic Batman trap staged by The Riddler or The Joker? We’re assuming that steel rods prevent this nightmare from happening. But the outdoor location certainly make these the World’s Grimiest Dominoes as well! [...]

Wed
21
Mar '12

Bear With Me…

SUBMITTED BY: Ben Cole   LOCATION: Los Angeles, California (2012) Since 1984, UCLA athletes have won more gold medals at the Olympic Games than all but four countries. And this Bruins mascot has bitten more tourists than all other bear statues in America combined. We made up that last statistic, but the Olympics thing is [...]

Thu
8
Dec '11

Killer Rabbit

SUBMITTED BY: Whitney Matheson    LOCATION: San Francisco, California (2011) Cute pink rabbit or rodent with a deathwish?   There’s lots of Freudian subtext in what may be the World’s Largest Skull Bunny, the brainchild of artist Jeremy Fish. What is it about pink rabbits that make us contemplate our own mortality?  Discuss amongst yourselves. (Whitney [...]

Fri
18
Nov '11

Mermaid Romance

SUBMITTED BY: Noelle Boc   LOCATION: Charlestown, Mass. (2011) When you kiss a fish, it is better with your eyes closed? Rumor has it that smooching with this Fish Sentinel, the official guard of City Square Park near Boston Harbor, will make you grow fins. (Noelle Boc is a hip children’s librarian and movie reviewer [...]

Tue
18
Oct '11

Occupy Wall Street… By The Balls

SUBMITTED BY: Aaron Whitehead   LOCATION: New York, NY (2011) Legend has it that rubbing the brass balls of the Wall Street Bull statue, formally known as “Charging Bull,” will bring good luck to your portfolio.  Is it only a matter of time till the Occupy Wall Street mob attempts castration?

Tue
20
Sep '11

Rock Star Groupie

SUBMITTED BY: David Meerman Scott   LOCATION: Stockholm, Sweden (2011) Unlike the pathetic fashion attempts of American tourists, it is genuinely possible to wear a beret and still be respected in Europe. Hats (or berets) off to the improvisational skills of David, who uses his Stockholm tourist map to mirror the statue’s sheet music. Which famous [...]

Fri
16
Sep '11

Got Milk?

SUBMITTED BY: Ursula K.  LOCATION: Middlebury, Vermont (2011) So if you’re in the market for a cheese factory, the abandoned Kennedy Brothers property is for sale. Not sure if this eyeless cow will be tossed in the deal, but odds are that she will be living in a University of Vermont or Middlebury College dorm [...]

Mon
12
Sep '11

Kiss of the Century

SUBMITTED BY: Mark Z.   LOCATION: Sarasota, Florida (2011) The guy who made the Marilyn Monroe statue in Chicago apparently specializes in providing opportunities to look up the skirts of fiberglass Amazonian women. But Mark’s parents are a lot classier. They preferred to re-enact the famous spontaneous kiss between a sailor and a nurse in [...]

Wed
31
Aug '11

Winner of the Sphinx Rodeo

SUBMITTED BY: Ari G.  LOCATION: Glen, NH (2011) New Hampshire, home of Story Land‘s Sphinx, is a helluva lot safer than Cairo right now. (Ari G. is a frequent Tacky Tourist Photo contributor who has munched the World’s Largest Box of Popcorn and bench pressed the Liberty Bell. His favorite ride is Splash Battle: Pharaoh’s [...]

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30
Aug '11

Topless Marilyn

SUBMITTED BY: Leigh Hanlon   LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2011) Will the keywords “Marilyn Monroe” and “topless” send Tacky Tourist Photos’ web traffic through the stratosphere? Maybe if this were still the year 1962. (Photographer Leigh Hanlon, aka “The Chicago Cowboy,” blogs at ChicagoScope.com. Curious about this half-finished statue? Check out our Cheeky Controversy post about [...]

Sat
20
Aug '11

Cheeky Controversy

SUBMITTED BY: Various Artists   LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois (2011) Is the 26-foot tribute to Marilyn Monroe a magnet for pop culture perverts or just harmless fun? Our Tacky Tourist correspondents report there is plenty of evidence to support both scenarios. “Although the sculpture itself isn’t anything groundbreaking and it would probably be better located in New [...]

Thu
11
Aug '11

Warning to Cher: The pitfalls of plastic surgery

SUBMITTED BY: Gerry Cronin   LOCATION: Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH (2011) Sonny & Cher, icons of cheesy 1970s entertainment, would be horrified by how they are being immortalized in a New Hampshire amusement park. The late Congressman Bono looks like one of those overstuffed pantyhose puppets. And Cher’s hair looks like vinyl siding. No amount [...]

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17
Jul '11

The Sinister Armadillo

SUBMITTED BY: Brian Henderson   LOCATION: Houston, Texas (2011) The shiny mascot of Goode’s Armadillo Palace — a local BBQ and music joint — looks sweet and innocent by day. But after nightfall, it turns evil. Be forewarned! (Brian Henderson is a photojournalist with an appetite as huge as the Golden Gate Bridge.)