By Brittany Jones Cooper for Yahoo! Travel
There’s a time and a place for selfies. Not knowing the rules could lead to legal woes. (Photo: Thinkstock)
People have strong opinions about selfies. Usually it’s just an annoyance with the proliferation of them in our social media feeds. Like, seriously, how many pictures of your own face does one person need?
Amongst the complaints about selfies is the argument that they should be banned due to the safety concerns attached with snapping the “perfect” photo. Last November, a woman died in Spain when she slipped and fell on a bridge while trying to take a selfie. And in August, a couple fell from the rocky edge of a cliff in Cabo da Raca, Portugal while trying to take a photo of themselves on the edge. These stories, coupled with the bragging nature of selfies, has inspired many cities around the world to ban them. Here are a few places around the world where you might actually have to put your phone away and enjoy the scenery.
La Garoupe Beach, France
A selfie like this on La Garoupe beach could get you in trouble. (Photo: Cristian Ruz/Flickr)
There’s nothing worse than seeing a friend sipping a cocktail on a beach while you’re slogging away at work. It’s, dare we say, kind of braggy. That’s why a section of La Garoupe, a popular beach in Southern France, has designated “No braggy zones.” Last August, the beach was patrolled by police who shut down anyone taking a selfie. It was a not-so-subtle way of saying, “Be happy. But keep it to yourself.”
This guy was fined more than $4,000 for snapping this selfie. (Photo: Getty)