SoCal Dominates Top Instagram Photo Locations in 2014

SoCal Dominates Top Instagram Photo Locations in 2014
Chris Burden/LACMA

Southern California locations took the top two positions on Instagram's annual list of users' most-geotagged places around the world.

No. 1 was Disneyland in Anaheim, a perennial favorite for Instagram users. No. 2 was Dodger Stadium in Elysian Park, also a frequent fave. Although Greater L.A. represents the first- and second-place winners, L.A. Observed notes that more SoCal locations were on the top 10 list in years past.

Perhaps the app has gone more global.

Times Square came in third, Thailand's Siam Paragon shopping center came in fourth, and Gorky Park in Moscow rounded out the top five most-popular locations for Instagram photos.

1. Disneyland, Anaheim
2. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
3. Times Square, New York
4. Siam Paragon (???????????) shopping mall, Bangkok
5. ????? ??. ???????? / Gorky Park, Moscow
6. Musée du Louvre, Paris
7. ??????? ??????? / Red Square, Moscow
8. Madison Square Garden, New York
9. Yankee Stadium, New York
10. The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

LACMA, the L.A. County Museum of Art, came in fourth place on a list of most-geotagged museums. Chris Burden's "Urban Light" installation probably is responsible for most of the LACMA pictures, as it attracts a gaggle of tourists, locals and date-night models almost every night of the year.

Paris' Louvre was No. 1, followed by a pair of New York institutions, the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A wedding photo of Angelenos Kim Kardashian and Kanye West was the most-liked image on Instagram in 2014. It got 2.7 million likes.

A photo of Selena Gomez posted by Justin Bieber got 1.9 million likes and came in second place. Pop star Ariana Grande posted a photo of her kiss with Miley Cyrus, which received 1.8 million likes, good for third place. 

The most common hashtag of 2014 was #love.

Instagram crunched data from its 200 million users, who share 65 million photographs a day.

Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Dennis Romero on Twitter at @dennisjromero. Follow L.A. Weekly News on Twitter at @laweeklynews.

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