Storyblocks Most Popular Landmarks

Posted on 11/2/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Storyblocks has analyzed a total of 60 million searches on its site in 2018 to find the 50 most popular landmarks featured in creative works.

The 50 locations are listed below, but I believe a very high percentage of Storyblocks searches are made by North American companies. That could explain the high percentage of North American locations on the list. It would be interesting is someone in the UK or the EU would do a similar search and determine the 50 most popular locations among their customers.

I suspect that while many of the locations might be the same the order could be quite different and an increasing number of European and Asian locations would show up on the list.

1 Statue of Liberty
2 Times Square
3 Eiffel Tower
4 Central Park
5 Big Ben
6 Niagra Fall
7 Golden Gate Bridge
8 Taj Mahal
9 Yellowstone
10 Mecca
11 Brooklyn Bridge
12 Empire State Building
13 Hollywood Sign
14 Pentagon
15 Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
16 Kremlin
17 Stonehenge
18 Mount Everest
19 London Eye
20 Death Valley
21 Colosseum (Rome)
22 Sydney Opera House
23 Washington Monument
24 Machu Picchu
25 Great Wall of China
26 Berlin Wall
27 Tower Bridge
28 Buckingham Palace
29 Mount Rushmore
30 Capitol Hill
31 Monument Valley
32 Notre Dame (Paris)
33 Mount Fuji
34 Freedom Tower “One World Trade Center” (New York)
35 Acropolis
36 CN Tower (Toronto)
37 Wailing Wall
38 Tokyo Tower
39 Petra
40 The White House
41 Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro)
42 Kilimanjaro
43 Alhambra
44 Victoria Falls
45 Versailles
46 Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
47 Sagrada Familia (Barcelona)
48 Blue Lagoon
49 Alcatraz
50 Moulin Rouge (Paris)

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