Instagram is one of the most popular social media websites in the world with around 700 million active monthly users as of April 2017. It also has a total of around 40 billion photos uploaded to date, approximately 95 million per day. That’s an incredible number.
Instagram is now the modern day equivalent of the old holiday photo album you and your family used to have, with selfies, travel photos and dog pictures making up the 40 billion photos. If your travel pictures aren’t on Instagram, then did you really go anywhere? In this day and age, the answer for most is “No.”
It is also my favourite social media platform, where I could spend hours looking at beautiful photos. From flat-lays, to family photos, to iconic landmarks, Instagram has it all. While there are some landmarks from around the world that regularly appear in our Instagram feeds, there are some that don’t feature. Does that surprise you?
To find out which landmarks from around the world made in onto the list and even those that didn’t, why not check out this infographic compiled by Richard Pinches** of Meadows Farm Studios! This infographic reveals some of the top ‘instagrammed’ landmarks in the world, from France’s Eiffel Tower amassing around 3.6 million posts to Bulgaria’s Alexander Nevsky cathedral amassing only 7.8K posts. See which landmarks you know and maybe even which one’s you might have uploaded yourself!
Next time you go on holiday, don’t forget to upload your photos to Instagram because if your photos aren’t on Instagram, then in our eyes you never went away in the first place.
*Collaborative post. However, no remuneration was received for hosting this infographic.
**Richard Pinches has been an active photographer for more than three decades. Having studied at Berkshire College of Art in Reading where he qualified in commercial photography. His college work experience was with ex BCAD Alumnus, Paul Howerd, who really opened his eyes to life as a professional photographer. Richard then set up his own studio – Meadows Farm Studios – in a disused barn on his parent’s farm in 1988. Now almost 30 years later, he’s still going strong.