Holidaymakers abroad love to document their trips with snaps to remember the experience, and the bigger the attraction, the better the photo memories, it has been suggested by a recent poll, which named the Pyramids of Egypt as a top landmark British tourists love to photograph.
The big names for holidays around the world all showed up on the survey, and especially high on the rankings were the prestigious Big Ben in London, the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in the United States, which beckons those on holidays in New York from a tiny island just a short distance from Manhattan, New York’s metropolitan centre.
Photo company Truprint sponsored the survey of holiday snaps, where other contenders included the Sydney Opera House, the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum in Rome. A sneaky entry in the results came from the King of Rock and Roll himself, as Elvis’ Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, garnered a respectable 1 per cent of votes cast.
However, Carolyn Dawkins of Truprint explained that the Pyramids took the pole position as “it’s almost impossible to take a bad photo” of the ancient, iconic structures.
She said even with other world-famous contenders, photography can go wrong.
“Other landmarks need to be snapped at the right angle at the right time of day,” Dawkins said. “Think how often a picture of the Eiffel Tower can look like a strange hat on someone’s head.”