Friday, July 03, 2009
When I was in Italy this Spring, we had the opportunity to add Pisa to our tour as a day trip. I jumped at the chance. Because if you the chance to pose with the Leaning Tower, you can't pass it up.
The tower is just one part of a much larger and very beautiful complex. The inside of the adjacent church is just gorgeous, but it's the tower people come to see. And be seen with.
Once I got my picture taken, I was taken aback by the hundreds of people also performing the same pose. Out of context they look kind of silly. And I could not resist taking a few pictures of them as well. Here are a few of the best:
My wife being a good sport.
They had a fence around the lawn, so lots of people stood on the stone posts to get the right perspective.
And it's hard to get the angle just right.
And if you didn't know what this guy was doing, he'd look mighty foolish. Well, he does anyway.
And at any given moment there are dozens of people all lined up taking the exact same picture.
When I posted my pictures to Flickr (and here is the full set), someone noticed my meta-picture and asked me to submit it to the Pisa pushers pool which is all pictures of people posing with the Leaning Tower. For some reason that sort of circular concept just tickles me to no end.
BlatantCommentWhoring™: What sort of cliched pose have you taken a picture of?