15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

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We are so used to seeing the traditional photographs of a monument that we are unaware of its surroundings. Below is the collection of images of famous monuments zoomed out which gives us a different perspective of the monument.

1. The Great Pyramids of Giza

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2. Stonehenge

3. Taj Mahal

Aside from the composition of these images, some of them also show just how misleading photography can be. Most of us probably imagine that the Taj Mahal is surrounded by pristine gardens because it’s always photographed from the same angle. But the squalid garbage dumps behind it tell another tale. Anyone who hasn’t been to Niagara Falls might think that they’re surrounded by a beautiful national forest instead of a series of tall buildings built on the lip of a nearby cliff.

Of course, not all of these photos reduce the landmarks’ grandeur. The Acropolis, the Arc de Triomphe and New York City’s Central Park all arguably look even better or at least look great in a different way in their second photos. The zoomed-out photos of the Acropolis and the Arc only serve to highlight how those landmarks are focal points of their cities.

4. The Brandenburg Gate

5. Sagrada Familia

6. Niagara Falls

7. The Acropolis

8. Mount Rushmore

9. The Forbidden City

10. Hollywood

11. Santorini

12. Mona Lisa

13. Central Park, New York City

14. The Arc de Triomphe

15. Little Mermaid


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