This is a composite image generated from tourist photographs found in online vacation photo albums.
I compare my use of such photographs for composite landscapes directly with someone who would wander around a field collecting leaves for a collage. The images have been placed on the internet often with the certain fate of being wiped or corrupted, in the same way the leaves in the field also decay and vanish. The images also have little value on their own (when displayed to strangers) because of the low quality and sheer quantity of them. But when they are brought together as one image they can powerfully convey the aura and sensation of a place.