Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Somewhere brings you the best places in the world through the eyes of random people on Instagram.
Somewhere randomly generates a public Instagram-hosted image. It then tells you the location the image was taken. The photographs hosted on Somewhere usually depict a specific geographic location or destination, and the site also explains what can be seen in the image. One example was an image of the Neuschwanstein Castle, which is located in Schwangau, Germany. Somewhere features the image, indicates its location and also explains that the castle “is a nineteenth-century, Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau.” Every image also comes with the option to “read more” about whatever was depicted, and the “read more” button typically links to a Wikipedia page.
Skipping to the next image is as easy as clicking “somewhere else” or hitting the space bar. A new image is immediately displayed, with new information about the location or place depicted. The site features images from various locations around the world. It allows users to see incredible images while learning about new destinations for future travel or out of general interest. It’s addicting to continue clicking “somewhere else” and marveling at the pictures that are displayed. There are some incredible destinations — both natural and man-made — throughout the world. With Somewhere, you can view all of them with a click of the mouse. The site also has the opportunity to sign-up for a daily email, which delivers a handpicked list of the best Instagram images to your inbox twice per week. Although the site is simple, it’s definitely worth spending some time on.