As we look back over the past twelve months or so it appears from numerous surveys that Eiffel Tower Selfies top the list of places to take one. Not so long ago, however, some-one caught snapping themselves on camera would have been considered a little weird! Strangely, or not so strange, times change and now the ‘selfie’ is not just the accepted but almost the obligatory thing to do as you travel the world.
So – what are the top spots in the world for selfies? Well, recently the tourist attraction brokers ‘Attraction Tix’ scanned ‘Instagram’ to combine hotspot mentions with the word ‘selfie’ and after analysis of more than 200 million images compiled the list below. The clear winner – at least so far in 2015 – is the Eiffel Tower with 10,700 folk frozen in time with this iconic landmark in shot.
A (perhaps) surprising third place is claimed by Dubai’s super-modern Burj Khalifa skyscraper – the world’s tallest building while there are some equally surprising omissions. There is no Sydney Opera House, Leaning Tower of Pisa or Statue of Liberty to name but three of the locations which might spring to mind as being super popular….perhaps the selfie takers here are Facebook or Twitter fans instead!
The figures supplied by Attraction Tix, although interesting, certainly fall short of painting the whole picture however. It is estimated that more than 1 million selfies are taken around the world every single day.
Here’s the full list World Travel With Bridge have found:
- Eiffel Tower, Paris (10,700)
- Disney World, Florida (9,870)
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai (8,860)
- Big Ben, London (8,780)
- Empire State Building, New York (8,430)
- Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (4,970)
- Disneyland Paris (4,740)
- Colosseum, Rome (4,670)
- Top of the Rock, New York (4,290)
- London Bridge (3,820)