Travel Picks: World's top 10 good luck monuments
SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - Whether you choose to rub, kiss or pat them, travel website VirtualTourist.com has come up with a list of the top 10 monuments in the world believed to bring good luck.
Whether it's noses, bellies or bottoms, these talismans brave the affections of thousands trying to improve their lot, VirtualTourist.com (www.virtualtourist.com) general manager Giampiero Ambrosi said.
"It's amazing how seriously these superstitions are taken, to the point where people plan their itineraries around them. Fertility, money, shyness, whatever ails you, chances are you can probably find something to rub and make it go away," he added.
The following list was provided by VirtualTourist.com and is not endorsed by Reuters.
1. Victor Noir Grave; Pere Lachaise, Paris, France
Although not nearly as famous a personality as most of the names in this star-studded cemetery, Noir's grave is one of the site's prime attractions. A rub of his trousers is thought to increase fertility and as such is often frequented by women hoping to become pregnant.
2. Showgirls Bronze; Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
If luck is truly a lady then visitors to Las Vegas should make the kick-line statue outside the Riviera's Crazy Girls review a priority. It's said that a little fanny pat will increase gamblers' odds.
3. Bull Mosaic; Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italy Continued...