I think lots of people have little quirky things they do to create moments and mementos when they’re on vacation.
Check out Michael Hughes vacation snaps from around the globe. He buys the cheapest souvenir he can find that represents the local landmark, landscape or statue. Then he holds up the souvenir to match the view of the horizon.
He’s been everywhere from San Francisco to Egypt snapping his fun pics. To read about his technique, how it began, the man attached to the hand and to see lots more pics, read his story at the London Daily Mail.
His pics remind me of the photographer who recreates famous photos with Legos characters.