That tourist snap you don’t need to take

July 7, 2009

Have you ever stood in the exact spot that millions have stood before taking the exact photo of the exact view that millions have taken before I wondered “why am I doing this?”

I have taken this shot* of the Sydney Harbour Bridge…


…and this shot* of the Taj Mahal…


…but last year I specifically did not take this shot* of Hong Kong from the Peak because I realised I could just Google it later.


Does this make me lazy or just practical? 🙂

*These layered images were grabbed from Flickr and put together in Photoshop. Each is a composite of about 5 images taken from the same location by different people.


A coincidence an Englishman won ‘The Best Job in the World?

May 7, 2009

Being English myself I’m pleased to see that fellow Englishman Ben won ‘The Best Job in the World’ yesterday and will soon be spending 6 months as a caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Now I’m not one to be cynical, even though I am English, but I’m sure that this little stat may have had something to with it.

Full tourism stats here

Nothing against the campaign, it’s super awesome and well done Ben I’m sure you are the best man for the job.