Poised to take centre stage in the Instagram world, the humble wall is the new star of the show

There’s a new Instagram star in town, eyeless, earless and voiceless but set to become the most-wanted companion for hunters of the perfect selfie.

Move over Kim and Kendall, now is the time of the wall.

For expert Instagrammers world over, finding the latest eye-catching snap to appeal to the rest of the selfie-loving community is a constant objective.

But for what has previously been overlooked as just that, an unassuming object and backdrop to life’s bustling activities, a new eon of attention has arrived.

Poised to take centre stage in the Instagram world, the humble wall is the new star of the show, proving to be far more than just a structural necessity.

Aside from the obvious trailblazers in China, Berlin and elsewhere, where should you go to find some of the world’s most Instagrammable walls?

Firstly, the chewing gum wall in Seattle is attracting copious amounts of Instagram love. Back in the Nineties, bored of waiting in theatre queues, Seattle dwellers began sticking their gum to the wall.

Other passers-by stuck coins on top of the chewing gum and the tradition continued to create the stickily colourful chaos you see today.


Licking good. #gumwall #tourist #seattle

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Melbourne’s Hosier Lane is also taking the modest wall to new dizzying heights of internet recognition, as featured by D’Marge.

The unique street art proliferates off the walls onto the dustbins, roads and shutters leaving not an inch of the shot bare.

Paris’s “I Love You” wall is a hit with romantics of Instagram. Standing at the centre of Montmarte’s  Abbesses garden, a total of 612 enamelled lava tiles cover a surface are of 40 square meters.

Created in 2000 by calligraphist Fédéric Baron and mural artist Claire Kito, the words “I love you” are written over 300 times in 250 different languages. The red patterns on the tiles symbolise broken hearts.


Love in every language chez Paris 💕

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Morocco’s Chefchaouen offers a whole city of blue hues on its walls. The walls and buildings have been regularly repainted since 1492, according to Business Insider and reflect the blues skies and sea surround the walled city.


🔹Pueblo Azul 🔹

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Next time you take a walk down a street, you may find yourself thanking more than just your social media avatar for a moment’s glance at what suddenly seems to look a little less ordinary.