By Amy Nicholson
Whether you are simply a beginner-grammer or an established Insta-master, we all need some unique and aesthetically pleasing locations in which we can strike a pose. Here is a fledging list of some local spots in Grahamstown for you to visit to step up your Instagram game.
Number 10: Staircase to Heaven
Next to the new Art Building on the UCKAR Campus, is a staircase to heaven. This staircase is perfect for group pictures and just looking awesome.
Number 9: Legit
The entrance of Legit clothing store, found near the end of High Street, is a gorgeous place to take photos. The arches and symmetry of the entry way really provides great framing for a body shot. The lighting is stunning around midday.
Number 8: Diamond Wall
In a small alleyway before St Patricks’ Church, is a wall with graffiti diamonds. The little gems really give a good background for portrait images. Your will shine like a diamond against this wal
Number 7: Cobblestone Corner
Opposite Chemistry Major, on the UCKAR Campus, is a little cobblestone corner with a tree behind it. This is a sweet spot to take pictures by yourself or with friends. I would recommend sitting on the cobblestone corner to add a nice effect to your pictures.
Number 6: Math Department
I never thought I would say this, but the Math Department on Campus is an excellent spot to take some killer snaps. The pathway leading to the door from the street looks so cute. It’s symmetrical and gives some depth to your pictures. In this spot, when you strike a pose, you strike them dead!
Number 5: The Braille Library
Along High Street, is the blue and white South African Library for the Blind. The Blue shutters and doors against the white walls of this building create a natural focal point in your picture. The framing here is magical in your pictures.
Number 4: White Double Door
Along the side alley of Anglo-African Street (not to be confused with African Street), you might want to stop past and take some killer snaps at a simple, white, double door found along a stone wall. This door is super simple and standing in front of it can really highlight what you’re wearing.
Number 3: Red Frames
After passing the Red Café, there is a small little road of Scott’s Avenue, with a very cute photo hotspot. Along the right side of this road is a building with red framed windows and door. The window frame is perfect for a chest-up shot, whereas the door gives you a simple frame for a fashionable, full body shot.
Number 2: Tennis Ruins
On the UCKAR Campus, the tennis courts have a surprisingly, not-so-well-known gem. The burnt down tennis building is absolute fire (ironically). There are so many shots to be taken in this area that it’s perfect for everything!
Number 1: Door Number 9
Anglo-African Street contains my new favourite place on earth, Door Number 9. This door has so much character and it a perfect place to take pictures sitting down and standing up. This door is gorgeous! The door also has a couple steps outside, standing or sitting on these allow levels in your picture.