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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 […]

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 […]

Dec '09

Tacky Tourist Photos condemns brutal souvenir assault on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

At an emergency session, the Executive Board of Tacky Tourist Photos unconditionally condemned the use of a souvenir statue to attack Italian Prime Minister Silvio Burlesconi at a political rally in Milan: “Whereas souvenir statues are meant to be peacefully displayed on dusty bookshelves and mantelpieces…. And whereas the Duomo Cathedral of Milan is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]