Visit any European central square on a weekend, and along with the wedding parties in celebration and the locals in transit, you are likely to find tourists shutterbugging away. As evidence, we offer Vilnius’ Cathedral Square (Katedros aikštė).
360-Degree Panorama: Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania
Note: Rotate this panorama up, so you only see the tops of the cathedral and the tower. And look for the ghost.
As we viewed the image ourselves, we wondered: is there a word (or sniglet) for the tourist posture of always looking up and taking pictures of buildings?
It’s easy to laugh at this behavior. But let’s face it, so many of us — even the most ardent of the “I’m a traveler, not a tourist” bunch — do it.
In light of this, we offer a suggestion: embrace the shutterbug tourist in you. Have a blast. And when you are finished, put the camera down and take a few moments to absorb and enjoy life around you.
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