MSNBC recently published the top 25 photographed cities in the world and Vancouver landed in at the 19th spot. The only other Canadian city to make the list is Toronto at 17 and NYC came in at number 1 overall. Scientists at Cornell University went through 35 million photos on Flickr to not only rank the city but also identify the most photographed landmark. Vancouver’s most photographed landmark is Granville Island, which is somewhat surprising as I would have thought it would be Stanley Park.
Here is what MSNBC had to say about our fair city:
19th most photographed city: Vancouver, B.C.
Landmark: Granville Island.
From industrial wasteland to urban-redevelopment success story, this city island is now home to various colorful and creative attractions, from a sprawling public market and the Adventure Zone (a playground for kids) to theater productions and art exhibits. How to capture the vibe in one great shot?
Standard shot: A long shot of the skyline from the harbor.
Tip: Find some color. Look for an out-of-the-ordinary corner to focus on, and then, if you have a compact camera, choose a setting that accentuates the colorful hues of the canvas before you, such as “landscape” for a garden or, if appropriate, “night.” On Granville Island, for example, explore the docks and capture the lights at night.
Here is the complete list of the top 25 most photographed cities