Are these the worst holiday photos ever?

Not one for the photo album! Tourists share their worst ever holiday snaps – including beauty spots ruined by bad weather and landmarks under construction

  • Amusing online gallery has shared photo fails from people across the globe
  • Holiday snaps keep memories alive, but it doesn’t always work out that way 
  • Only, sometimes it doesn’t work out that way, with weather spoiling the views 
  • One amusing snap showed a disappointed tourist visiting a scaffolded Big Ben
  • Another showed man in fog, covering up San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

Holiday photographs are the perfect way of keeping the memories of a great trip alive – but sometimes it doesn’t quite work out that way. 

Mount Rushmore represents the birth and prosperity of the US, the Great Wall of China is evidence of an incredible ancient human feat, and Big Ben is one of the world’s most snapped landmarks.  

The same goes for Mount Everest in Nepal, the highest point on earth, so imagine  if your photograph opportunity was ruined by a bit of fog or scaffolding. 

That’s what happened to these unhappy campers from across the globe, whose photo fails were collated in a hilarious online gallery by Bored Panda.

The amusing pictures show those who have travelled to some of the world’s most famous landmarks, only for their views to have been spoiled by mother nature, bad camera angling and building work. 

San Fransic-no! Nobody told this man that the popular tourist destination is famous for its fog. He posted this image online and joked: ‘I finally got to see The Golden Gate Bridge’


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Peak tourist season is well and truly underway in London, but Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament scaffolding is still taking visitors by surprise. Unfortunately, the tower will be covered until 2021

Mount Rush-less! ‘After Our nine-hour car ride, this is the picture my mom took of us at Mt. Rushmore,’ said this disgruntled visitor

Drama Llama! One person woke up at 3am and hiked up Machu Picchu in Peru to be there at sunrise – only to be greeted by this misty view

Not on cloud nine! This man also tried his luck at visiting one of the world’s most popular trails, only to be met by thick fog 

Every dark cloud has a silver lining! This man was part of a group that spent six hours in a coach to see Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest base, but was hampered by thick fog over the Bavarian hills

The not so Great Wall of China! Spectacular when you can see it, not so spectacular when you spend hours getting there to be greeted by this view 

…and she wasn’t the only one. This woman flew 13 hours to see the 21,196 km-long wall

Head in the clouds! The pinnacle of Mount Everest is the highest point on earth, searing 29,029 ft into the sky, and is probably the best place to get a glimpse of the world below…most of the time

Flower power! The person who took this picture said they flew to The National Gallery In London to See Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (Free Entrance) only to learn it had been loaned to another exhibition with ‘a $25 Entrance Fee…’ 

Making a mountain out of a molehill! ‘I drove 21 Hours to Mount Rainier, and it was cloaked in fog for days,’ said this woman, who eventually got to see the Washington State mountain in all its glory 

Watch your step! The Cliffs of Moher are poetic and beautiful on a clear day, but this unlucky snapper experienced an all-too-common bout of poor Irish weather 

Mother nature! This mother and father finally got to visit Mt Rushmore for the first time but like so many others, had their view spoiled by poor conditions 

Off camera! Sometimes there is no excuse for missing the money shot. This picture was so close to being good on a clear day at Mt Rushmore, but was hampered by iffy photography skills

An absolute trek! It’s 12,390 feet to the top of Mt Fuji and it takes between five and seven hours to hike there. This man rose early to get there for sunrise at 4:30am but said it was ‘foggy, wet and cold’

As one door closes! One history buff travelled to Wittenburg, Germany to see the door onto which Martin Luther nailed the The Ninety-five Theses to, only to find it was being restored 

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