Here in Britain, we get lots of tourists going to the wrong places by train, They confuse: Liverpool, the city in NW England 180 miles from London, and Liverpool Street, a central London rail terminal, Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare lived, and Stratford, an East London suburb. Lots more confusions like that happen. they provide a humorous read in the newspapers, "dumb tourist" stories go down quite well, but one I hadn't known about until the other day is the Abbey Road stop on the Docklands Light Railway. Apparently hordes of camera-toting tourists arrive there looking for the road crossing on the cover of a Beatles album. They want take photos of each other holding up and dodging the traffic (or not, sometimes). Unfortunately the station called Abbey Road is 10 miles away from the Beatles place, which is near St Johns Wood tube station. Transport for London have placed jokey notices to advise them what to do:
(This is priceless!) There is even a live webcam feed so you can see dumb tourists arsing around, annoying drivers. With sound, so you can hear all the horns beeping. I have just been watching it for a few minutes. Some of their antics are amazing! Some of them just stand around in the roadway or jump in front of cars! Or adopt "I'm standing here pretending to walk like a Beatle" poses, or do a slow walk with their arms swinging, while trucks bear down on them. To a British person the behaviour of some is very scary.
Locals say it is only a matter of time before someone is killed.
I am not sure if the woman above was a tourist. The local authority is considering removing the crossing.