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While interesting perspective, I find the after photos may also be misleading. For example, #5 in Paris (where I live) the before picture is actually closer to the norm. We have picnic dinners 2-3 times a week in the summer. The after picture was clearly taken on July 14, the National Holiday where fireworks go off at night. So yes that is the truth on that day and that day only, it’s certainly not every day.
However my experiences in Venice and Rome align with those after pictures 🙂
Disingenuous rubbish, that’s all this is.
I have been to almost half of those places, and in all cases, what I experienced was closer to the “expectation” than to the supposed “reality”.
Mostly this was meant, I think, to be funny. Any well traveled person understands that if you want the ‘expectation’ that you plan your visit to coincide with times that other tourists aren’t there. The only one that made me sad was the elephants….
How about the difference between an amateur and professional photographer. It all depends when you go to these places.
Grab popcorn and watch anime,.. (^-^)9
No wonder a lot of tourists specify that they would like a destination that is not too touristy.
Every reason to be a traveler and not a tourist. I have personally visited most of these sites photographed, usually after the package tourist and festival crowds have departed – and had the picture postcard experience.
I love this funny post! Still just makes me want to go and see all those places more!
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