Crossing Abbey Road
Abbey Road, the famous spot from the cover of the Beatles 1969 album of the same name, became the coolest place in the world to cross the street.
Holding the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Hurry, before it falls! Wait, this tower has been tilted for more than 800 years—it’s probably good to go without faux assistance for photos.
Sunset at Angkor Wat
Sunset shots at Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s best-preserved Buddhist temple, are stunning. But photos of tourists taking photos of the sunset? Not so much.
Blue Lagoon Baths
You’re probably going to visit Iceland’s geothermal Blue Lagoon and you’ll probably slather silica mud all over your face. It simply must be done.
Kissing the Sphinx
We sincerely doubt that when ancient Egyptians built the Great Sphinx of Giza, they ever imagined tourists posing, lips puckered to give it a swak.
Copying Christ the Redeemer
It’s not a successful visit to see Christ the Redeemer, Rio’s 98-foot religious monument, unless you do as he does.
Becoming Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee, the Chinese-American master martial artist was all high kicks and hijinks, so any visit to his Hong Kong statue demands adequate Jeet Kune Do moves.
Doing the Bangkok Dance
These statues are supporting a shrine; these tourists are supporting stereotypes of tourists.
Pinching the Taj Mahal
Emperor Shah Jahan, the man who spent more than 20 years building this mausoleum in memory of his third wife, would not have like people pinching her temple.
Kissing in Times Square
This sailor and his girl in white kissing on Victory over Japan day in 1945 are forever immortalized in 26-foot glory. You’ll come away with a digital pic.
Climbing Kjerag Rock
Nevermind that you waited behind 17 tourists for a chance to stand more than 3,000 feet above ground on this stone wedged precariously between two rocks in Norway, if you were brave enough, that deserves a bragging-rights photo.
Jumping at the Eiffel Tower
Because it wouldn’t be the Eiffel Tower if you weren’t captured mid-air. C’est la vie, right?
Yo. It ain’t how hard you hit, it’s about how cool you look replicating Rocky.
Surveying Wall Street’s Bull
Wall Street’s Charging Bull is supposed to represent financial optimism and prosperity and people are fondling it.
Fun with Fountains
When in Rome, do not do as the other tourists do.
Thai Ronald McDonald
In Thailand, Ronald McDonald greets you with a respectful wai. Why not do it too?
Phone Photo Booth
It was a London phone booth that got Harry Potter to the Ministry of Magic—this could be more than a photo op.
Walk Like an Egyptian
The song by The Bangles came out in 1986 and this photo fad should have faded with side ponytails.
Salt Flats Perspective
Yes, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni salt flats are vast, but there’s no need to celebrate an inferiority complex.
Washington Monument Weirdness
We’re not even sure what’s happening here. Looks like she’s trying to tell us the Washington Monument is greater than whatever is behind her.
One with the Statue of Liberty
Because you have to be the Statue of Liberty to appreciate her.
Snapping Snake Charmers
Snake charming is an Indian folk art, but taking this photo won’t be charming if you’ve got ophidiophobia.
Sometimes you can't resist. Here’s a look at some of the most hokey holiday shots from around the world.