In our travels, we often see people who are dressed to impress. Some of them are part of the entertainment or education at popular tourist attractions. Others are celebrating special occasions, donning uniforms as part of their jobs, or just having fun playing dress-up.
Just for fun, I’ve selected a few photos of people I’ve come across while traveling who were dressed to impress for a variety of reasons.
Photo ops at Checkpoint Charlie
At Checkpoint Charlie, the former border crossing between American and Soviet sectors of Berlin, you can pay to have your photo taken with this American soldier, dressed to impress the many tourists who visit every day. I did not have my photo taken with him, because I just don’t do those things.
Well, maybe once in Switzerland
Playing for tips in Bruges
I don’t remember what tune these girls in their pretty dresses were playing, but they were talented musicians and the music seemed fitting to the fairy tale image of Bruges, Belgium.
Royalty and weddings at Heidelberg Castle
Chatting with a visitor, this guide in period clothing looks the part of a lady of Heidelberg Castle.
This bride and groom in their finery couldn’t have asked for a more impressive place to have their wedding photos taken. We saw them quite often as they strolled the grounds and posed for portraits.
In this case, the guide left the dressing up to the children as she told them tales of regal life at the castle. Did you notice the wedding couple in this photo, too?
All in a day’s work in New York City
This fashion model makes a living of dressing to impress. On a walking tour of Soho, we came across a photo shoot and watched some of the action. I don’t think the model usually gets photographed from this angle. As you can tell by the clips and safety pins, things are not always what they seem in the fashion magazines.
Where have you seen people dressed to impress when you were traveling?