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.
This is the reality, right next to a large city.
2. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England – When I think of the Stonehenge, this is exactly what comes to mind.
With an aerial view, this is what it really looks like.
3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India – When I think of the Taj Mahal, this is exactly what comes to mind, beautiful.
I never realized the surroundings though.
4. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin – The history that surrounds this historic landmark is incredible.
I guess there are lots of buildings that surround it too.
5. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona – The photographs of this beautiful place are breathtaking.
Maybe not so much anymore.
6. Niagara Falls – Between movies, photographs, and TV shows, I have always wanted to visit here.
But I never imagined the surroundings looked like this.
7. Acropolis, Athens – This picture is exactly what I imagine.
Definitely not this.
8. Mount Rushmore – Who hasn’t wanted to visit this historic landmark?
Did you think this is what it actually looked like?
9. Forbidden City, Beijing – Here is what you think it looks like.
And here is the reality.
10. Hollywood Sign, California – On so many movies, this is the visual you believe exists.
Not covered by pollution and surrounded by tall buildings.
11. Santorini, Greece – Full of color, beauty, and character.
Well I guess that side of the mountain is.
12. Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum, Paris – Would be incredible to see this in person.
While fighting the crowds, I guess.
13. Central Park, New York – A beautiful, large park in New York City.
That is right in the middle of the city.
14. Arc de Triomphe, Paris – A gorgeous place that I would love to visit.
But I had NO idea this is what it really looks like.
15. Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen, Denmark – So beautiful, who wouldn’t want to see this?
Oh, that’s it?!
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.