'The 28th Most Photographed Site in the World', The Apple Store, NYC
I read an article the other day (the link is below) and was amazed to find that the Apple Store on 5th Ave and 59th St in New York City is the 28th most photographed site in the world and the 5th most in NYC. It's photographed even more so than the Statue of Liberty according to a Cornell University Study. This article fascinates me. With the advent of Web 2.0/3.0, the internet is becoming accesible to virtually everyone. Flickr is a prime example of the social networking phenomenon that has taken hold of the internet. Researchers are now able to access 'public data' in ways they never dreamed of and come up with some incredible results. These researchers at Cornell University fed 35 Million Flickr Images into a supercomputer to determine the worlds most photographed sites. The article claims that some of the most sought out sites for photographers are the Eiffel Tower, Trafalgar Square, Tate Modern, Big Ben, Notre Dame, London Eye, Empire State Building. New York was the most photographed place, with the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center at the top. The article also includes some interesting data visualizations. I really suggest you check it out if your a flickr user.