Travel is thirsty work! Photo taken in near Luang Prabang, Laos at the Kuang Si Falls in July 2010 by Chelsea Blair.
Our local tour guide insisted on taking this photo with each of us in turn when we are at Bayon temple at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. He acted at the time like it was an original idea of his, but I've since learned otherwise!
Clowning around of the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. After a three-day 4x4 tour of lakes, mountains and other crazy scenery at high altitude, arriving on to the salt flats it was time to take some total tourist photos. We all love them, especially at this place!
Chasing the Da Vinci Code: This photo was taken in Paris in August 2013 when my boyfriend and I decided to escape on a 5 week whirl-wind tour of Europe. The photo was taken by Grant Davidson.
Trying to look cool by putting part of your body in four states at the same time. The photo was taken by my father, Peter Nichols, during a 9 month road trip around the USA.
Me attempting a cliched jumping photo in front of the Taj Mahal.
Me 'leaning' on the leaning tower of Pisa, Italy
Here's my most cliche travel photo from my recent trip around Europe in October. The classic 'holding up the tower' look as I joined in the swarms of people doing the same, it looked like one giant Kung-fu class! Photo is of me and was taken by Emma Nicklin.
Taken at the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo a couple of years ago by our Dad (Anil), this is your typical tourist photo gone hilariously wrong.
After about 10 unsuccessful attempts (and some pretty unflattering mid-air shots), Mum managed to capture this cliche masterpiece. Taken in Queenstown, NZ. Photo: Elizabeth Bolland
This is me holding up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I took it when I was travelling with my Mum, I live in New Zealand and she lives in the UK.
We meet up every year to go travelling.
She took the photo. She will be very proud to win.
My husband outside Puzzle World in Wanaka, a place where millions of tourists pose with the leaning tower of Wanaka.
Photo taken by a kind backpacker, July 2013 at Maya Bay aka "The Beach", Thailand. Doing the classic jump in the air, as in the end of the movie.
Our son carried around a rugby ball in a whole year of student exchange in Utah. This is a cliche photo of him at the "Balancing Rock", Arches National Park Utah.
Photograph of James Coad in Hong Kong. Photo by Chris Coad
My friend Summer and I outside the Lourve in Paris.
Rocio the rainbow girl in Cathedral Cove
Janine Carey on a boat in Auckland Habour 'touching' the Habour Bridge.
Boom! Castle of São Jorge, Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal July 2009. Photo taken by Bryce Ricketts.
The 'having a great time with the locals' cliche photo. This photo was taken at a small winery in Stari Grad, Croatia where we went for a wine tasting in August 2013. The photo was taken by Jonathan Semmens.
A twist on the classic jumping photo. This time it's in front of the Taj Mahal and there has been some confusion surrounding the protective footwear.
While visiting Wanaka's Puzzling World, I had to try and hold up the leaning tower of the puzzling world.
Anna Adams on the Romeo and Juliet balcony.
Took this whilst on a plane from Valencia to Madrid. I had bought a travel journal before leaving for my travels and this was one of the maps inside the journal. I had seen this done plenty of times in the past and wanted to try this cliche for myself.
Phil Clements balancing the silver fern ball in Wellington's Civic Square. Photo taken by Karen Clements.
My sister and I in front of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, last year. The 'usual' photo.
Attempting to twerk Christ the Redeemer in Rio with someone in the background doing the usual cliched arms out pose.
My son Ryan in Disney's Hollywood Studios in September wearing Mickey's sorcerers hat.
When in Pisa, it was so busy at the leaning tower with everybody doing the cliche photos. We decided to go to the other side and take photos of us knocking the tower over rather then holding it up.
Jumping Off the Pyramids - Yeah Right! High flyers jumping off a wall overlooking these incredible structures. It's no wonder that the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the world. Great experience!
The Thinkers: We spent a week in Paris this year. We visited all the clichéd places, and took lots of clichéd photos. We think the cutest is this one, taken in front of Rodin's famous Thinker, at the Rodin Museum. It was taken by Xu Xiaoying (Mama). The three other thinkers in the photo are Miya, who had just turned three six days earlier, her big sis Mulan, who is six, and Glenn Riseborough (Daddy). As you can see, the three of us are slightly blurred. The photo was taken with our old Canon PowerShot S5IS. If only we could have taken a lovely new Canon DSLR on our big Europe holiday.
In Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy, we came across this iconic statue, and well it didn't take long until I was swept off my feet by my friend Olena. Taken on the 28th of June 2013, by our friend Tanya.
This was taken on the Gold Coast beach in Australia by Steven in May this year. Already plenty of beautiful scenery shots were taken and so we needed to finish off with the obligatory midget-in-the-hand shot of my wife and daughter.
A variation on a cliche! A few years ago, my brother and I were in Italy to meet relatives for the first time. We had to visit Pisa and were amused by all the silly-looking people with their hand in the air trying to hold it up, so we couldn't resist our own version - kicking it down!! This photo was taken with an 'old-school' 35mm Olympus camera.
This photo was taken on the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia. It was taken by Fran Bearman,
European OE 2011 - It was a hot summers day in Italy so I thought I'd treat myself an ice-cream at the Tower of Pisa... it nearly fell off the cone!
Hang On!:Nothing more cliche(and quite original) than sending an obviously staged photo of your certain demise with terrible acting back home. While on Contiki in Ireland I visited the Cliffs of Moher, and found this little ledge to stand on and stage a fall. The photo was taken by Jeremy Saunders of Canada, a fellow Contiki traveller.
Taken at Taj Mahal, Agra, India in November, 2013.
Me in the red jacket holding the NZ Flag at Mount Everest Base Camp.
Holly Smallwood holding a Hobbit (Bayley Smallwood) on her hand at Hobbiton, Matamata, Middle Earth, New Zealand. Awesome tour that really sparks your imagination!
I was trying to get Diana's immortalised image, as it is on her seat, in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra. I was being instructed by a very helpful Indian photographer, and my friend who swore she knew how Diana was sitting. unfortunately we all got it horribly wrong. It’s the thought that counts right?
Taking a bite out of Stonehenge! I can't remember who took the photo - I was with a tour group!
Our guide (Patricio) on a tour around the harder to reach parts of Easter Island called this the "classic Japanese trick photo location on the Island." A Japanese woman had shown him the exact spot from where to take it many years ago, and he offered to take snaps for the three of us on the tour.
Getting up close and personal with the faces at Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
My mother 'Gretchen Preston' and I decided to splash out and go on a Med Cruise in June 2011. We went to heaps of awesome places such as Rome, Athens, Florence, Nice, Turkey and of course Pisa. So as you can imagine we decided to be typical unimaginative tourists and go for the 'holding up tower' pic. Unfortunately mum wasn't terribly adept on the camera and there were an awful lot of tourists around so this is the best pic we got of the 'cliche' shot. Not flash at all. But we did try and sometimes is the trying that counts… isn't it?
Everybody loves a good sunset and Bali is awash with people sitting in beach side bars taking snaps as the sun goes down trying to get that one shot with the right light/colouring, myself included!
Giving a Hongi to a statue at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo was taken by my local tour guide.
In my opinion you CAN NOT got to a place like the Taj Mahal and not take this photo. Although I did feel silly and got flack from my mates. But hey when am I going to be able to do this again? Better to enjoy the cheesy cliche than regret the missed opportunity!
"Recently my friend and I did an amazing tour with Topdeck around Europe, we were asked to create the most creative photo of the Tower of Pisa as we could. We looked like complete eggs lying on the ground with our feet up in the air trying to line them up against the tower…I think we captured it well!"
The Taj is tiny, look! One of the classic Taj Mahal shots, the other being sitting on the bench ala Princess Di which doesn't have the same impact when there are hundreds of people in the photo as well!
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