7.4

30 Photos: 15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out to Show their Surroundings.

Those pictures are nuts/awesome.

Seriously.

“Kind of devastated about stonehenge, I had this vision of total isolation and spookiness.”

“It’s actually better now, they moved the parking lot away.”

 

But first, Relephant Bonus:

Context is everything. Unless, in popular view, it’s utterly ignored.
“Finding out the Great Pyramids weren’t in the middle of the desert and that there is a KFC across the street was a huge disappointment.”
  • Pyramids, Cairo
  • Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
  • Taj Mahal, Agra, India
  • Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
  • Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
  • Niagara Falls
  • Acropolis, Athens
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Forbidden City, Beijing
  • Hollywood sign, duh
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Central Park, New York
  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Famous landscapes and the zoomed out picture.

Love interesting photography? Here’s more: 

 

Photos Wow 

10 Photos that you’ve never seen that you’ll never forget

 

 

 

You must be logged in to post a comment. Create an account.

Julie Gelder Sep 29, 2015 1:12pm

The stone henge photo is very out of date. The visitor centre, and car park are now a mile away with shuttles to it and the road has been moved quite a distance away

Chantal Sep 26, 2015 1:10pm

The Coliseum in Rome would be another one to add, its basically used as a round about for the highway…so strange

MountainMan41 Jul 31, 2015 10:11am

The Taj Mahal picture is out of context. It is taken from the back side during a very low tide. The foreground is a tidal flat where the ground is only visible only on low tides. Don’t know how low the tide needs to be here, but it could have been taken with a calm ocean bay of water in the foreground. It was purposely taken at the low tide to make it look ugly.

Read The Best Articles of March
You voted with your hearts, comments, views, and shares.
CLICK TO SEE WHO WON

Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.