Tourists Posing Identically at World Landmarks

Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy

Have you ever seen a snapshot of someone pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Perhaps you've taken a similar picture yourself. Photographer Martin Parr's photo series Small World illustrates just how similar people are around the world, which is especially evident in tourist hotspots.

It's comical how many people pose in the same fashion at the same tourist locations. The British photographer's candid images capture people around the world having identical interactions with their environments that are embarrassingly relatable. I know I've pretended to wear a monument or two as a hat…

The Matterhorn at Swiss Alps

Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Magaluf – Majorca, Spain

The Pyramids in Egypt

Martin Parr's website


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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