Five Interesting Selfie Spots from Around the World
Love or loathe them; you’d be hard-pushed to find anyone, young or old, who hasn’t indulged in a spot of holiday selfie-snapping- and why not, especially at a travel bucket list spot (hello swimming with the pigs in the Bahamas in Staniel Cay!). Nothing beats looking back at our own beaming, sun-kissed face against a backdrop of an impressive historical landmark, luscious green hills, or the ultimate romantic sunset. When it comes to getting the perfect selfie, it’s far easier to turn the camera around and do it ourselves than it is to stand awkwardly in front of a stranger, all the while hoping they’re not going to run off with their phone!
Whether it’s stunning countryside, impressive historical landmarks, or beautiful sandy beaches, the average holiday offers the budding photographer a number of interesting backdrops that will make for the ultimate Insta-ready selfie. Here are some of the best from around the world.
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Stonehenge, Salisbury, UK
Every year our socials are inundated with other people’s holiday selfies, and as shown by ExpressVPN, this isn’t likely to change any time soon. Perhaps the reason why we still love a good holiday selfie is down to the fact that more and more travellers are now looking to capture something a little more meaningful than poolside hot dog legs. Selfies have become a way to encapsulate a particular culture or sense of history.. One of the most ancient attractions on earth, Stonehenge instantly tells a story and can make for a particularly evocative selfie backdrop. On a clear night, you may also be able to snap yourself under the sparkling skies or against the backdrop of the perfect sunset, particularly on the summer solstice, according to english-heritage.org
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
A landmark that needs no introduction, the Eiffel Tower is the most popular tourist attraction for selfie-taking. Whether it’s up close and personal or behind you in the distance, there are a myriad of positions from which to take the ultimate Eiffel Tower Selfie. Just maybe steer clear of the old picking-it-up-with-your-fingers shot!
Chocolate Hills, Bohol Philippines
The Philippines has a big part to play in maintaining the popularity of the selfie, as it’s the country with the highest number of selfie-takers. With views such as the Chocolate Hills featuring as the perfect backdrop, it’s no wonder really.
Pedra Do Telégrafo, Brazil
Although selfies have remained ever-popular, there has of course been some backlash, with individuals putting themselves in dangerous positions, all in the name of a good photo. If you do like your selfie with a bit of drama but with none of the danger, then look no further than Pedra Do Telégrafo. This low-hanging outcrop offers selfie-takers the opportunity to snap an impressive shot where they appear to be dangling precariously from a cliff edge, so impressive it went viral, when they are in fact a mere three meters off the ground.
The Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles
Social media has, of course, been a catalyst for the rise of the selfie. Although we may not want to admit it, a big reason for selfies remaining in the zeitgeist is to show ourselves living our best lives, and let’s face it; nothing says excitement and glamour more than the famous Hollywood sign!
Ninety-three million selfies are taken each day, and Millennials are expected to take 25,000 in their lifetime. Whether it’s a carefully filtered portrait befitting any Hollywood star or a candid shot in front of a beautiful sunset, the selfie is here to stay!
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