Those artistic elitists might tend to steer away their camera lens from objects or places that are deemed as “the most photographed.” They even have names for it–which have been somewhat transformed into derogatory terms—such as picturesque, and postcard-ish. While these common subjects for photography would be sneered at within elite circles, some of us who are simply looking for beautiful places will definitely find these destinations inspiring. After all, they wouldn’t have been called “the most photographed” if they weren’t exactly sights to behold.
While the problem of having an insufficient travel budget may arise, rest assured that there are countless way to travel these places practically for free. Anyone who enjoys a good and memorable vacation should have the right to go to these wonderful places.
In 75 years over 16 million people have climbed, toured, and gawked at the famous table mountain located at Cape Town, South Africa. Especially during sunsets, the almost perfect plateau captivates tourists the world over. The mountain is also surrounded by other tourist destinations, such as beaches and fine hotels, making it accessible to just about anyone.
Having survived centuries upon centuries, the famous Parthenon in Greece—originally erected I honor of the Goddess Athena—the majestic structure is one of the first things which usually comes into mind whenever travelling to Greece is mentioned. Just traversing the same steps that Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle must have passed through is enough to bring goosebumps down one’s back.
The Golden Gate Bridge:
The massive bridge located in San Francisco may be a bit of a salmon red—far from golden, we can tell you that—but it certainly offers a golden photo opportunity. And the best part is, there are lot more places worth looking into whenever you get the chance to visit the city.
For those of you who still have no clue why this isn’t one of the most photographed places in the world, you have either been locked away in a dungeon for the last half century, or you have just grown accustomed to listening to music—thus, you probably only have emo bands in your playlist. Even without John, Paul, George, and Ringo, Abbey Road—located at St. Johns Wood, London—is considered as the most photographed street in the world.
Experiencing the awesome power of nature first hand should be on everyone’s bucket list. Straddling the international border between the U.S. and Canada, this massive water fall reminds us humans that we are mortals truly vulnerable from obscurity and insignificance.