Known around the world under the iconic tag line as the city that never sleeps, New York has a reputation for being one of the most active, diverse and multicultural places in the world. It’s a city that never fails to capture my heart and now, even if I’m physically far from there there is still a way for me to live stream one of my favourite cities.
This is New York now is a real-time visualisation tool sharing photos as they happen live in New York on Instagram. The site allows you to live life in the city 24 hours a day 7 days a week from no matter where you are in the world. So far, 590,254 photos have been seen & shared via the site which gathers its information based on users geo-tag locations.
The cool thing is that the This is now project exists for many other cities including Las Vegas, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Paris & Sydney. The really interest thing is to check out the different cities and see how different their live streams can be; people in Tokyo tend to post a lot of picture so food, skylines and graffiti is the Instagram trend right now in Paris and maybe it comes a no surprise that the feed for Las Vegas involves a lot of dancing girls and cocktails.
Do you use Instagram; if you do catch up with the @travelettes and see our stream here.
This post was written by Lorna Stokes, part of the travelettes team from 2009 to 2013.
Originally from the UK but currently based in Brussels after stints in Canada, Peru, Italy and a job for the French military, she’s always had an unquenchable thirst for exploring new places! She’s still travelling the world with her family so catch up with her adventures on Instagram & Twitter.