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Posts Tagged ‘holding up the leaning tower of pisa’

Sat
19
Mar '11

Leaning Tower of Goldfish

SUBMITTED BY: Tacky Tourist Photos Goldfish have no arms, of course, and their cracker incarnations don’t even have any fins. So how did this enterprising photographer recreate the classic “Holding Up Pisa” photo-op? With the magic of Play-Doh, of course. Pepperidge Farm World Treasures crackers are a goldfish mine for snack-based tourism dioramas. Other photo-ops [...]

Tue
10
Aug '10

Tacky Tourist Photos: “An easy way to waste a few hours of your day.”

The above headline is the flattering endorsement we just received from Away.com, a witty travel blog owned by Orbitz. Editor Lacy Morris names her Top 10 Tacky Souvenirs (Photo-ops @ Pisa are #4) and her historical insights on snowglobes are worth the click alone!

Mon
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 [...]

Fri
21
Aug '09

The Leaning Miniskirt 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 [...]

Tue
28
Jul '09

The Leaning Tourist of Pisa

SUBMITTED BY: Liz     LOCATION: Italy (2009) Would be great to set up a time-lapse video camera in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa for a year to document how many millions of photo albums contain this hokey photo gag. Ironically, Liz and her husband Mike were unfamiliar with local tacky customs in Pisa and [...]