Imagine waking up and finding a stranger doing yoga poses at your front door. It's quite startling, right? Not to mention the awkwardness of having to scooch your way out of the house to get to work. This is the everyday scenario for the residents at Rue Crémieux, a colourful, pastel street in Paris.
From aspiring rappers filming an amateur music video to couples taking a prenuptial photoshoot, this Parisian neighbourhood has become a staple spot for influencers and bloggers, with some even trespassing just to get that sweet snap. Finally, the locals have had enough and filed a petition to install gates and close the street during the weekends.
Notting Hill, England
But this is not the only district that raised concerns about Instagrammers. In Notting Hill, tenants have been asking influencers to stop climbing the fences and taking pictures at their doorsteps. In Hong Kong, residents of the Choi Hung Estate felt like their home became a tourist attraction when loads of people started coming to take countless snaps inside their rainbow-coloured complex.
Choi Hung Estate, Hong Kong
In our own turf, some famous residential Instagram spots are already requiring permits for shoots after they attracted too much attention. If we're being completely honest, it's really tempting to go to great lengths for the 'gram. But believe us, no amount of likes is ever worth going to jail for. Here are some alternatives spots to popular Instagrammable residential areas that are equally picturesque.