Tourist heaven

In a report today the BBC says: The Minneapolis airport toilet where US senator Larry Craig was arrested for allegedly soliciting gay sex is now attracting tourists, say airport staff.”

So, it got me thinking. What other odd places in the world deserve to be made into tourist attractions? After all, everytime someone gets shot (John Lennon, President Kennedy) or does something remarkable, they turn it into a money-spinner. So here are a few more suggestions.

  1. The fax machine office from which actor Daniel-Day lewis dumped – via fax – his then seven-months pregnant wife Isabelle Adjani
  2. The train station in London where drunk Kevin Reynolds recently punched Sir Alex Ferguson in the groin
  3. The “Brown-paper Envelope Tour”: Starts at AIB branch on Baggot St., passes the AIB on O’Connell St., then up north to St. Luke’s in Drumcondra, before ending at Abbeville (apologies to my non-Irish readers!)
  4. The “Gross Corruption/Planning Fiasco Tour”: Takes in Tara and the M3, Quarryvale, Carrickmines Castle, Eircom’s Ballsbridge site, the IFSC, and Lucan(ditto)
  5. The hotel in Brooklyn where David Beckham and Posh Spice conceived their son, Brooklyn


  1. September 17, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    I heard rumors that someone used to give tours of the Branch Davidian compound area near Waco, Texas. Despite living there for 5 years, I never bothered to find out for sure.

  2. September 17, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    Addendum: not sure how infamous David Koresh became worldwide; apologies if you’re not familiar with the story.

  3. David Levine said,

    September 18, 2007 at 2:39 am

    This list could be infinite shazgood. Not only places to visit, but relics to own or covet …

    in Liquid Egg Product’s vein

    the pitcher with which Jim Jones served the Grape Kook Aid of Death to his idiot throng …

    Hitler’s suicide gun …

    Bin Laden’s tape recorder …

    The crucifier’s hammer …

    … and nails

    George Bush’s brain …

    Karl Rove’s rectum …

    Oh, wait those last 2 are the same thing!

    Like I said, infinite …

  4. shazgood said,

    September 18, 2007 at 11:53 am

    Add in…Bin Laden’s false beard, Monica Lewinsky’s dress, the book that George Bush was reading on Sept 11th.
    As for the cross and nails, they were being handed around in the Middle Ages as ancient relics, so not far off the truth there…

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