Forced Perspective Tourist Photo Trolling (Viral Video)

Apparently, trolling isn’t just for strangers on the internet anymore. Trolls are now taking their game to one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

After seeing the mass of tourists posing for photographs at the monument, all attempting to “keep the tower from falling” for a forced perspective photograph (see photos below) a group of friends decided to have a little fun with their photography as well.

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Tourists at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Having decided that the tourists all appear to be waiting for some kind of ultimate high-five contest, the friends decided to turn it in to just that. One friend would operate the camera to record the antics as another friend waited for the perfect opportunity to photo bomb tourists that looked like this:

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Forced perspective photography getting out of hand :)

Now, we’re not talking just any old get-your-face-in-the-background photobomb. No. We’re talking a full palm-to-palm high five photo bomb opportunity. If you ask me, these guys are only improving the tourist’s photos, plus, they are gave them a comical tale to tell all their friends back home. But, take a look at the following  footage the friends caught of their day spent tourist trolling at Pisa and you can decide for yourself.

Looks like a lot of fun, right? If you’re tempted to give this a shot yourself, which the makers of the video encourage, they do leave you with the following warning:

“Be careful with tourists that climb on the chain fences and don’t anger dads. “

Okay, I guess not everyone sees the humor in this.

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4 Comments

  1. CalTek says:

    love it. Nice to see that those involved were laughing about it as well. In the day of film and not digital you would have likely got punched a few times. Now we can just reset and take again, and again. Thanks for the laugh.

  2. Noelene says:

    Thought it rather funny and well within bounds of my sense of humour. There didn’t appear to be any adverse reactions unless they were edited out? Something I could well see myself and a couple of friends participating in if the opportunity arose. No harm done, good clean fun.

  3. Renee' says:

    This is so funny. And I certainly loved the video. Most entertaining.

  4. Jim says:

    Hahaha that is hilarious!

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