October 9, 2014

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

Those pictures are nuts/awesome.


“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.

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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The stone henge photo is very out of date.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.

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