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30+ Famous Places Seen From a New Perspective  

Mel Judson
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List Rules Upvote the famous world landmarks that you're most surprised to see from these unique angles

You've seen these places and landmarks before, but not like this. These fascinating photos of 30 famous places from 30 new perspectives, will give you a whole new look at the natural and man-made wonders you thought you knew. It's very likely that you have never seen these international landmarks and wonders of the world in person, but you've surely seen postcards and images of them, all from those same impressive angles. The pictures hereof landmarks zoomed out will give you a new look at familiar sights.

Ever been to Stonehenge in the United Kingdom? Well, now is your chance. Check out long shots, photos snapped with wide lenses, and enjoy the aerial views of places like the Brandenburg Gate in Germany and The Great Wall of China. These stunning photographs take us places we would love to go, in ways we haven't been before!

Tour the world with satellite photos of landmarks and other great shots on this photo list to see some of the coolest places on Earth with fresh eyes.
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Egyptian pyramids is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30+ Famous Places Seen From a New Perspective
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The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt. As of November 2008, there are sources citing both 118 and 138 as the number of identified Egyptian pyramids. Most were built as tombs for the country's pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis. The earliest among these is the Pyramid of Djoser which was built during the third dynasty. This pyramid and its surrounding complex were designed by the architect Imhotep, and are generally considered to be the world's oldest monumental structures constructed of dressed masonry. The estimate of the number ...more on Wikipedia

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Mount Rushmore National Memori... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30+ Famous Places Seen From a New Perspective
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The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres and is 5,725 feet above sea level. South Dakota historian Doane Robinson is credited with conceiving the idea of carving the likenesses of famous people into the Black Hills region of South Dakota in order to promote tourism in the region. Robinson's initial idea was ...more on Wikipedia

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Mont St. Michel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30+ Famous Places Seen From a New Perspective
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Acropolis of Athens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30+ Famous Places Seen From a New Perspective
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The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον and πόλις. Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" without qualification. While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important buildings including the ...more on Wikipedia

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