Sunday, December 15, 2013

Argh - The World's Most Instagrammed Places

Having recently signed up for an Instagram account and in the wake of the posting of my first picture, I was super excited to check out the list of the most Instagramed places in the world.

The list is as follows... drum roll.

The Most-Instagrammed Locations of 2013
  1. Siam Paragon (สยามพารากอน) shopping mall, Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Times Square, New York
  3. Disneyland, California
  4. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas
  5. Disney World Florida
  6. Staples Center, Los Angeles
  7. Central Park, New York
  8. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
  9. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ, Bangkok, Thailand
  10. The High Line, New York

I can't say I was quite as excited after reading the list. Siam Paragon is an umm shopping mall. It's also in the same city as this, by the way.

 
 
This is the Grand Palace and I still bear the grudges of Grand Palace anger having been turned away for showing up 2 minutes plus closing time. "Oh that's OK. I'll just drop by next time I'm driving to Richmond shall I?"

Times Square and Disney are rather predictable. I haven't seen any other locations on this list apart from the Fountains of Bellagio, which are a kind of lame version of the one at the new city center in Newport News.

 
Here some random lady does a 'selfie' on Instagram at the Bellagio, maybe oblivious to the fact you can't really make out the fountains themselves.
 
On the subject of selfies, this one has been doing the rounds of late.
 
 
Obama, Danish Prime Minister and British Prime Minister David Cameron, take a selfie at Nelson Mandela memorial service, while Michelle looks displeased that these 9th graders are larking around at a funeral. Counter explanation - it wasn't so much a wake as a celebration of Mandela's life, Michelle was not pissed and it was three hours anyhow so who wouldn't take a selfie with the Danish PM who, let's face it, looks a lot more fun than Michelle.
 
Anyhow - back to Instagram. The list of the most Instagrammed places only serves to remind me how boring we are. What the heck is the Staples Center? It looks like some oversized place to buy office supplies.
 
 
There would surely be more hope for humanity if we could get out of the shopping center and get to Monument Valley. Then again would we really want to be immersing ourselves in its serenity surrounded by folks who wear their baseball caps backwards and hang out in the food courts of shopping centers?
 
 
 


6 comments:

  1. Don't they play basketball and have concerts at Staples Center? I don't have instagram....I'm so behind the time I'm almost analog. lol

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    1. Oh dunno JoJo maybe - it looks dull anyhow

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  2. What a dreary list. Why take a picture at an effing shopping mall? Good grief.

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    1. I agree Sarah - maybe it's less dull than shopping

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  3. I can't believe a mall is the top spot. What the heck?? Of the places on this list, I've only been to Central Park and Times Square.
    I absolutely hate having my picture taken so the selfie craze is incomprehensible to me, but I did get a laugh out of the Obama selfie drama. I honestly would have had the same expression on my face that Michelle does LOL.

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  4. Oh you would Julie - he did seem to be kind of into it - still I guess it was a long ceremony - we'll at least you have been to a couple of the best two

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