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15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings

There are so many places on my bucket list I would love to travel to. It is a dream of mine to visit beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, and see places that hold incredible history. Sometimes what is shown on postcards, in photography, or on the television is not always a reality. This rings true for famous landmarks too. It was once said that, “Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth”, and the below photographs will demonstrate that for you once you see these historic landmark perspectives.

1. Pyramids, Cairo – This is what you visualize when you think of the famous pyramids.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Edward Ewert

This is the reality, right next to a large city.

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2. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England – When I think of the Stonehenge, this is exactly what comes to mind.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Amanda White 

With an aerial view, this is what it really looks like.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
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3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India – When I think of the Taj Mahal, this is exactly what comes to mind, beautiful.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Marvin Bartel

I never realized the surroundings though.

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4. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin – The history that surrounds this historic landmark is incredible.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Paul Gamble

I guess there are lots of buildings that surround it too.

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5. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona – The photographs of this beautiful place are breathtaking.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Rainer Walter Schmeid

Maybe not so much anymore.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Aldas Kirvaitis 

6. Niagara Falls – Between movies, photographs, and TV shows, I have always wanted to visit here.

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But I never imagined the surroundings looked like this.

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7. Acropolis, Athens – This picture is exactly what I imagine.

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Definitely not this.

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8. Mount Rushmore – Who hasn’t wanted to visit this historic landmark?

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Lanis Rossi  

Did you think this is what it actually looked like?

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9. Forbidden City, Beijing – Here is what you think it looks like.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
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And here is the reality.

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10. Hollywood Sign, California – On so many movies, this is the visual you believe exists.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
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Not covered by pollution and surrounded by tall buildings.

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11. Santorini, Greece – Full of color, beauty, and character.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
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Well I guess that side of the mountain is.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Csilla Zelko 

12. Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum, Paris – Would be incredible to see this in person.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Pascal Le Segretain

While fighting the crowds, I guess.

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13. Central Park, New York – A beautiful, large park in New York City.

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James 

That is right in the middle of the city.

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sergey semenov 

14. Arc de Triomphe, Paris – A gorgeous place that I would love to visit.

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
Kajo Photography 

But I had NO idea this is what it really looks like.

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15. Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen, Denmark – So beautiful, who wouldn’t want to see this?

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
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Oh, that’s it?!

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their True Surroundings
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I love how one simple photograph can completely change your perspective on something you have imagined a completely different way. Has it changed your mind on which historic landmarks you would like to visit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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