What 11 Famous Landmarks Look Like Zoomed Out
When looked at from a different view, these landmarks tell a whole different story.
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Central Park is located right in the middle of Manhattan. Many people find it to be a nice escape from the bustling city that surrounds it. Even though this urban park is over 840 acres, it’s hard to avoid the noises of New York City when you’re in it.
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The Great Pyramids of Gizammmm/Shutterstock
The Great Pyramids in Egypt are the last of the Seven Wonders of the World. They’re located on the Giza Plateau right outside the city of Cairo.
The Great Pyramids of GizaMikeDotta/Shutterstock
It’s easy to see how this magnificent man-made structure is being shadowed by the modern city built up around it.
The Brandenburg GateNoppasin Wongchum/Shutterstock
The Brandenburg Gate is located in Berlin, Germany. It serves as a symbol of what was once a divided city. People used to climb onto an observation deck on it to see what was happening on the other side of the Iron Curtain.
The Brandenburg GateVanderWolf Images/Shutterstock
The Gate was the location where it was announced that the Berlin Wall would be taken down. It now serves as a symbol of unity. (Don’t miss these stunning photos of famous landmarks covered in snow.)
Sagrada FamiliaMarco Rubino/Shutterstock
This Roman Catholic basilica in Barcelona, Spain, has yet to be finished. Ten more spires still need to be built. Construction isn’t expected to be complete until 2026.
Looking at it from up close makes it seem larger than life. Zoom out, and the view is quite different. Still a beauty though!
The Acropolis is made up of a few of the greatest architecturally designed structures in the world.
The structures are built on a rocky hill and the city of Athens, Greece, sits below them.
The Taj Mahal, which sits on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India, took over 20 years to build.
Taj MahalSean Hsu/Shutterstock
This mausoleum is a symbol of wealth and the rich history of India, but many people don’t see the poverty that surrounds it.
Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the United States. It was established in 1885.
StonehengeBrian C. Weed/Shutterstock
Stonehenge is the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
While Stonehenge loses a bit of its magnitude zoomed out, you can’t help but gaze at the lush greenery.
Mount RushmoreConnor Moriarty/Shutterstock
The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln were etched into the side of a mountain in South Dakota, forming Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore serves as a symbol of America that stands for the birth, growth, development, and preservation of the country. (Check out the first drafts of these famous landmarks.)
Many people think the Mona Lisa is much larger than it actually is.
Mona Lisalapon pinta/Shutterstock
The famous painting, which is housed at the Louvre in Paris, France, is only 30 x 20 7/8 inches.
SantoriniFeel good studio/Shutterstock
Santorini is a group of islands located in the Aegean Sea. Its rugged landscape was caused by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century.
Santorini is well known for its beautiful blue waters and whitewashed buildings.
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