22 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out and Seen From A Different Angle

22 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out and Seen From A Different Angle

[nextpage title=”The Pantheon”] The Pyramids of Giza, the Pantheon, and many other famous landmarks are the subjects of millions of photographs taken by tourists all over the world. They usually look iconic, striking, and breathtaking. However, these photos are often taken out of context. You don’t see what goes on behind or beside these iconic landmarks.

The following photos will let you see these famous spots in a totally different light, as they are today. You will also realize just how enduring these landmarks are for staying as they are despite the passage of time.

1) The Pantheon

Grand and majestic. No wonder it’s a favorite.

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And here’s a touch of modernity, as seen from the McDonald’s right across the grand structure.

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2) The Great Pyramids of Giza

It’s a great throwback to ancient Egypt.

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But you will be immediately reminded of how much time has passed looking at the urban community around it.

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3) The Mona Lisa

Art classes never fail to mention the Mona Lisa and her mysterious smile.

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So you might never have expected it to be this middle when seen with such a huge crowd.

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4) Mount Rushmore

Such huge sculptures.

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But they seem to be just a small part carved out of such an enormous mountain when seen from afar.

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5) Sagrada Familia

A building that has been under construction since 1882.

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Now, it’s located right in the middle of a large city.

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6) Santorini

The whites and the blues. Wow!

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Surprisingly, the cute houses did not take up the entire mountain.

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7) The Acropolis of Athens

The great icon of the Greek civilization.

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And it’s still one mighty icon in the middle of the city. Look at how much space it took up.

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8) The Alamo

The most famous building in Texas.

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Spot the Alamo in the middle of the greenery.

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9) Niagara Falls

You’d think all this glory is further surrounded by lush forest.

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But it’s not.

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10) The Brandenburg Gate

The symbol of the troubled history of Germany and Europe, and of unity and peace between both parties.

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Is actually not found at the edge of the city. It is in fact in the middle of one.

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11) The Las Vegas Strip

It’s the city of casino, hotels, and colorful lights.

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Located right in the middle of the desert, looking less lively at daytime.

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12) Arc de Triomphe

A piece of beauty and a symbol of the defenders of France during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

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But it’s also a piece of beauty in the middle of 12 streets that may disqualify you from a car insurance coverage.

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13) The Little Mermaid Statue

She looks so serene.

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But it doesn’t seem like it when the camera pans out.

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14) Mont St. Michel

The amazing abbey dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel.

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Is standing in the middle of sandbanks.

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15) Central Park

It’s a green paradise.

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In the middle of the urban jungle that is New York City.

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16) St. Basil’s Cathedral

In all its colorful glory.

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Standing in the middle of colorless buildings.

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17) The Rock of Gibraltar

The rock that was marked as the limit of the known world.

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The rock that is now a witness to the modernization of the southwestern end of Europe.

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18) Hollywood Sign

The sign of glamour and glitz.

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But it’s up there in its lonely-looking position on top of the mountain.

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19) The Forbidden City

It’s so huge and domineering.

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But it seemed like any other building in the middle of Beijing.

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20) The Taj Mahal

The ultimate symbol of love.

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With a wasteland for a neighbor.

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21) Stonehenge

The most mysterious place in England.

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Occupying a relatively small space in the countryside.

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22) The Great Wall

The only structure on Earth that can be seen from the moon.

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Here, saying “Hi” to the ocean.

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