Mittwoch, 6. Mai 2009

Tourist season ...


Growing up in (well, near) Heidelberg, I know all about tourists taking over a city and the locals being left wondering whether they are more than picture accessories. As a boy, I wore a T-shirt with the slogan "I am not a tourist, I live here" with pride. I even admit to being rude to tourists at times. When asked for directions to the Castle, say, I pointed out - in a rather direct German way - that for some people Heidelberg is a home, not a fairy tale. (Of course, I was only rude when I wasn´t busy milking tourists for their money as a busker ...) My Heidelberg experience is no doubt to blame, that I had to laugh out loud when I saw the above graffiti in Firenze last week ... Tourist season, by the way, had just started ...

Kommentare:

Zeina hat gesagt…

love it. came across it before in beautiful amsterdam:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeinah/1408270039/in/set-72157594487431038/

Daniel Mittler hat gesagt…

Neat! Thanks for sharing. Tourist Haters of the World Unite?