Monday, 31 August 2009

Tacky Tourist








What is it, when in another country, that the usual tat I would bypass, becomes more appealing? Those t-shirts, sweets and postcards, with their unfamiliar foreign packaging just draw me in and tempt me to buy things I would never normally give a second glance to!

33 comments:

*Valentine* said...

Haha, I love walking around tourists shops and "bouquinistes" along the Seine...
I love looking at retro books and posters.

mwah*

beckyxoxo said...

interesting ! haha .

Winnie said...

You know tacky tourist stuff is a must when you're abroad. I have an I heart NY tee...because well, it had to be done right?

Parapluie said...

:) Very true!

styletrip said...

The I heart Paris tee is a must have, so versatile and simple, yet with a message:) now i love it, but I regret not buying one when I was in paris.

Beth said...

I love the touristy shops lol I just embrace my inner tourist and go shopping and photo mad!
Cute postcards in the shop!
Love these photos
Beth xx

WendyB said...

Hey there, I love refrigerator magnets! :-)

claire eloise said...

i shamefully have one of those posters from when i was like 13!
& thanks for replying about the camera, i can't wait to go and buy one!
i know how you feel about the parents getting alzheimers one day, it's my biggest fear.

CalamityJem said...

I'd be in my element here, I love kitschy tourist tat...especially from Paris!
Hope you've had a lovely bank holiday weekend :)

Little Lj said...

LOVE those postcards..

Kb said...

Everything seems so much better in french, especially the tacky stuff. So jealous I didn't go again this summer, there's so much to see. Thanks for making all this known to me through your posts, I'll be sure to check it out next time I'm there.

Dotti said...

Mon Dieu, I totally get your point. ;)

Dream Sequins said...

I love tacky tourist stuff in Paris. I can't help it. On my first trip there (mind you, I was also in junior high then), I bought myself: a touristy little painting near Sacre Coeur, an Eiffel Tower painted plate, Eiffel Tower earrings (hee hee) and a slew of photography books. And I still love and savor them.

nookie said...

hahaha that's the point of them:)
love the t-shirts!

Adela said...

i love those mucha books! =)

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MargieF said...

Paris is amaaazing and what better way to offset the chic with a couple of fridge magnets;)
MargieF
xxx

LJ said...

ahhh i miss paris!!
xx-LJ from SOS!

trishiekoh said...

I'm a tacky tourist too! Then I go home and give them all away to unfortunate friends and family...ha!

Kristin said...

Those post cards would definitely lure me in!

Hanh, Life-in-Travel said...

haha..tacky tourist stuff is fun for gifts.

Hanh,

Jessica Turnbow said...

I Totally agree! There is something different about seeing these items in other places, you see it in a whole different light!

Pretty Little Pictures said...

I totally agree - i hate our tacky stuff here, but in other places its great!!

CC said...

Cute postcards! :)

Xx

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

ahah its actually kinda true for me aswell! ahah

xxx

Miss Eve said...

Oh it's so true...and I love those postcards :-)

Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog during I was away :-)
It meant a lot to me.

Have a lovely day and see you soon, much love: Evi

dapper kid said...

Totally know what you mean. The moment you go on holiday taste seems to fly out of the window, and you end up wanting the same tourist tack as everyone else! Although I would probably get that I heart Paris t-shirt anyways ;) Hope you're having a beautiful day!

yiqin; said...

So interesting. I love lookig at such things tho. hah

Kashaya said...

Tourist shops can be so much fun even though you'd never buy that kind of things at home. A litle bit weird but..=)

Did you buy anything?

Eva Internazionale said...

That's what always happens to me as well. I think it's because in new surroundings we become more open to things around us.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Well, to be fair... the souvenir shops in your photos look rather charming... it's the street vendors and really tacky places (did you see the bargain bin type stores near Sacre Coeur), that make me cringe a little ;-) But I guess even the tackiest tourist stores make a good business... I would however object to people actually wearing a Paris shirt while in Paris...

Elaine said...

These are such great pictures! I especially like the post cards. Definitely not the cheezy ones you'd find here in the states :D.
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Amanda K said...

So true!

beckyxoxo said...

thanks for your comment ! can't wait for your next post :D